Skateboarding is cool. Mailing your rent check is not. Art of the Skateboard Forever stamps are here to change all that.
I give all the credit in the world to the United States Postal Service for trying to stay relevant in 2023. I’m a USPS fan. I know I just made the rent check joke, but I’m absolutely throwing a stamp down at the end of each month and popping mine in the mail. Politicians for decades have been trying to dismantle the USPS so they can privatize it and monetize it. Gross. Remember before the 2020 election when the Postmaster General was ripping out sorting machines and mailboxes? GROSS! Leave the USPS alone!
I mean, look at this. They’ve got a new set of Forever stamps created by artists that are former skateboarders. They had a big unveiling event for the new stamps in Phoenix recently. You can read all about that here. How much ass does that kick? They’ve put everything from Elvis Presley to endangered species on postage stamps. But a celebration of skateboarding featuring deck art from actual skateboarders? I’ll be shilling out for a sheet of these to throw on my rent check envelopes ASAP.
Art of the Skateboard Forever Stamps: Watch the Artists Shred
As stated in the USPS press release, the Art of the Skateboard stamps feature four unique designs created by skateboarders-turned-artists Crystal Worl, Di’Orr Greenwood, Federico “MasPaz” Frum, and William James Taylor Junior, also known as “Core222.” I thought a nice way to celebrate their achievement would be to share some footage of them on their boards. Not the ones they designed, mind you. Just some clips. Because my literal favorite thing to look at on the internet is skate videos. So watch some shredding with me and keep your eyes open for these new stamps at your local Post Office.