Raven Story Stamp Signature Sheets
- Behind the Design
On July 30, 2021, the United States Postal Service issued the Raven Story stamp designed by Rico Worl, founder of Trickster Company!
Antonio Alcalá served as art director for this stamp. The Raven Story stamp was issued as a Forever® stamp. This Forever stamp is always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce price. This stamp is no longer available from the United States Postal Service as it was very popular and sold out fairly quickly.
This is a full sheet of 20 stamps with Rico's signature on the bottom right. Sold as the sheet only or framed. Artist signature sheets available exclusively at Trickster Company!
Merging traditional artwork with modern design touches, this stamp depicts one of many stories about Raven, a figure of great significance to the Indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest Coast, part of the area that ranges from Southeast Alaska through coastal British Columbia and south into Washington state.
Inspired by the traditional story of Raven setting free the sun, the moon, and the stars, Tlingit/Athabascan artist Rico Worl depicts Raven just as he escapes from his human family and begins to transform back into his bird form.
Among the cultures of the region—which include the Tlingit, the Tsimshian, the Haida, the Kwakwaka’wakw, and others—the raven plays an essential role in many traditional tales, including stories about the creation of the world. The different peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast each have their own culturally specific versions of the raven story, which often convey customs, ethics, and cultural inheritances that help communities preserve or affirm their identities.
Sheet only: 7.25" x 6.25"
Framed: 12⁷⁄₁₆" x 11⁷⁄₁₆" North American poplar with a 10" x 9" opening. White border has a 6⅞" x 5⅞" opening. Comes with wall hanging hardware.