Check out Mark Stutzman‘s commemorative Elvis Presley stamp. We’re showing it off in honor of the King’s birthday tomorrow, January 8th!
Mark’s illustration that adorned the 1993 Elvis Presley Stamp ushered in a wave of excitement for the U.S. Postal Service. Breaking all records for commemorative stamp sales was just the beginning of how it would impact the USPS and Stutzman’s career.
Since then, Mark has worked for countless clients all over the world. He has created posters for famed magician David Blane, book covers for author Stephen King and a Billboard Magazine cover featuring legendary Michael Jackson. The client list is long and esteemed. This year he logged Eloqui’s 1800th assignment documenting his many hours of experience.
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 Magazineback 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.