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Now that the US Postal Service allows living people on stamps, we asked some illustrators to take a stab at a few. Could one of these designs be stamped on your next thank-you note?

The US Postal Service has revised its prohibition against depicting living individuals on postage stamps. So at some point in the coming months, the first stamp showing a living American will be approved. We asked four illustrators—Antony Hare, Jesse Lenz, James Seward, and Steve Brodner—how they might portray some famous Washingtonians.

David Petraeus Hillary Clinton Chuck Brown Alex Ovechkin Plácido Domingo
Illustrator: Antony Hare David Petraeus Hillary Clinton Chuck Brown Alex Ovechkin Plácido Domingo
Illustrator: Jesse Lenz David Petraeus Hillary Clinton Chuck Brown Plácido Domingo
John Boehner Henry Kissinger Barack Obama Sandra Day O’Connor Bob Woodward &
Carl Bernstein
Illustrator: James Seward John Boehner Henry Kissinger Barack Obama Sandra Day O'Connor Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein
Illustrator: Steve Brodner John Boehner Henry Kissinger Barack Obama Sandra Day O'Connor Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein

This article appears in the February 2012 issue of The Washingtonian.

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