John Burgoyne Illustrates Postage Stamps for USPS!

It can’t get much better than being asked to illustrate a series of stamps that will appear in perpetuity, so when John Burgoyne was approached to illustrate an apple for a postage stamp, it was a no-brainer to accept the assignment.

Approached by PhotoAssist in Bethesda, Maryland, he was asked to illustrate a Baldwin Apple in the style of his Cook’s illustrated Magazine back covers. After seeing the first illustration, the United States Postal Service asked for three more to create a series of four! When you’re good, you’re good, right? So he delivered 3 more exceptional illustrations as shown in the image below. The apples were illustrated in his trademark pen and ink style with watercolor, and were released this last spring.

Visit John Burgoyne’s Folioplanet and Workbook portfolios to see more of his beautifully illustrated images in a wide variety of subjects.



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