December 30, 2010
Stamp designer and illustrator Paul Calle died. Trained at Pratt Institute, Calle worked as an army illustrator during the Korean war and after resumed his career doing cover illustrations for general interest magazines as well as science fiction and pulp magazines. In the 1960s Calle began producing stamps for the United States Postal Service. He became official artist of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Fine Art Program and designed the “First Man on the Moon” stamp for the United States Postal Service.