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Charles and Ray Eames Commemorative Stamps
by Laurice Parkin
on 24 June 2008
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As an unabashedly extreme fangirl of all things Eames, I am happy to say that the U.S. Postal Service is also feeling some Eames love this month. This week they have issued a hotly-anticipated set of 16 commemorative stamps honoring the iconic husband and wife design team whose work continues to be the standard against which all modern is measured.

Through architecture, furniture and film; their extraordinary body of work was as innovative as it was playful. The stamps are a perfect slideshow of their greatest hits from their own home, Case Study #8, and the sexy La Chaise to (in this fangirl's opinion) the perfect chair, the LCW.

You can order the commemorative set online. And, at less than $7 a set, you can buy some to save and use others for sending some real mail to your favorite modernists.

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