The U.S. Postal Service issues Waves of Color, four elegant stamps denominated at four different rates: $1, $2, $5, and $10.
Each stamp shows variously colored undulating lines against a white background. A portion of the left side of the stamp provides white space to display the numeral denomination. The stamp also includes its denomination written out (One Dollar, Two Dollars, Five Dollars, or Ten Dollars). In order to suggest its status as a high denomination issue, this stamp benefits from a highly detailed printing process that creates dense, abstract patterns similar to engraved bank currency.
All four stamp issuances feature similar designs with different color palettes, and as the denominations increase, the stamp sizes grow larger.
Art director Antonio Alcalá worked with designer Michael Dyer to create these unusual and handsome stamps.