First Class: The Story Behind the Duke Kahanamoku Stamp

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The Duke Kahanamoku Commemorative USPS stamp was released into distribution during the summer of 2002.  USPS art director and 60’s east coast surfer Carl Herrman tells us about the process of portrait creation that goes into the making of the stamp.