The first stamp from the series "Celebrity Chefs" honors James Beard

September 1st, 2014 got to know that USA Post is to issue a series of stamps honoring talented and famous chefs. The first stamp depicting James Beard has been already unveiled. This stamp series will be released on the 26th of September.

These stamps feature digital illustrations depicting the five chefs in a style meant to resemble oil paintings. The selvage design is intended to represent a white china plate resting on a fine linen tablecloth.

Teacher and author James Beard (1903-1985) avidly fostered a more vibrant food culture in the United States. He was a passionate advocate of local ingredients and markets, and his popular books covered everything from seafood to bread.

Jason Seiler created the art for this issuance. Art director Greg Breeding was the designer.

The Celebrity Chefs stamps are being issued as Forever stamps.