What am I celebrating tomorrow?September 17, 2015
On September 18, 2015, a new postage stamp featuring Paul Newman will be issued. Because Newman is one of the most famous graduates of my alma mater, September 18 will be Paul Newman Day in Shaker Heights.
As described by the USPS:
More than just a film icon, Paul Newman (1925-2008) used his success as an actor, writer, producer, and director to advance his philanthropic endeavors, funding charitable causes in an effort to make the world a better place.
Founded by Newman, SeriousFun Children’s Network has helped more than 600,000 children and families in the United States and beyond. Since its inception in 1982, the eponymous Newman’s Own food brand has donated its profits-more than $430 million-to charity.
The stamp art features photographer Steve Schapiro’s 1980 photograph of Newman. The photo credit is Paul Newman photo/© Steve Schapiro/Corbis. Text that reads “Actor/Philanthropist” appears on the left side of the stamp and Newman’s name scrolls across the top. The words “Forever” and “USA” are in the bottom right corner.
Art director Derry Noyes designed the stamp.