Official Press Release:
The U.S. Postal Service will soon release first-of-a-kind stamps with the look — and feel — of actual balls used in eight popular sports. Available nationwide June 14, the Have a Ball! Forever stamps depict balls used in baseball, basketball, football, golf, kickball, soccer, tennis and volleyball.
A special coating applied to selected areas of the stamps during the printing process gives them a texture that mimics the feel of a baseball’s stitching; golf ball’s dimples; tennis ball’s seams; soccer ball or volleyball’s textured panels; and,the different raised patterns of a football, basketball and kickball. News about the stamps is being shared on social media under the hashtag #Haveaballstamps.
Various stages of three balls during the exploration process. We developed various styles including minimal flat to 3-dimensional approaches for the balls.