Home / ArtColorful Pop Culture Characters from the 80s Reimagined as Postage Stamps

Colorful Pop Culture Characters from the 80s Reimagined as Postage Stamps

pop culture art prints clark orr postage stamp art

Designer Clark Orr gives a fresh look on what would happen if the United States Postal Service decided to infuse a bit of pop culture in their next stamp collection. By designing a full range of pop culture art stamps, the Florida-based artist brings color and nostalgia to his exhibition Pop Culture Postage.

The solo show, which opened on February 3, 2017, at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles, takes viewers back in time. The artist’s riffs on postage stamps, primarily for iconic films and television series, show his eye for color and design.  Orr is a true child of the 80s with his pop culture selections. From E.T. and Nightmare on Elm Street to The Jetsons, each pop culture reference is instantly recognizable.

Orr, who is co-owner of Hellcats Inc, is well known for his bold t-shirt designs. The mainly self-taught artist is the former art director of iconic, indie clothing line, Johnny Cupcakes. Years of graphic product design pay off in the exhibition, as each piece of postage stamp art is carefully laid out and balanced for maximum effect.

You can visit Pop Culture Postage online at Gallery 1988 until February 13, 2017. The full range of Orr’s pop culture art prints is also available for purchase.

pop culture art prints clark orr postage stamp art

Stay Puft, inspired by Ghostbusters/ Astoria, inspired by The Goonies.

pop culture art prints clark orr postage stamp art

Chocolate River, inspired by Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory / The Extra Terrestrial, inspired by E.T.

pop culture art prints clark orr postage stamp art

Kali Ma, inspired by Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom / X, inspired by X-Men

pop culture art prints clark orr postage stamp art

Hill Valley (White Border Variant, inspired by Back to the Future II / Challenger, inspired by NASA Space Shuttle

pop culture art prints clark orr postage stamp art

Monolith (White Border Variant), inspired by 2001: Space Odessy / Overlook, inspired by The Shining

pop culture art prints clark orr postage stamp art

He-Man, inspired by Masters of the Universe / Skeletor, inspired by Masters of the Universe

pop culture art prints clark orr postage stamp art

Freddy, inspired by Nightmare on Elm Street / Jason, inspired by Friday the 13th

pop culture art prints clark orr postage stamp art

Rosie, inspired by The Jetsons / The Count, inspired by Count Chocula Cereal

pop culture art prints clark orr postage stamp art

Endor, inspired by Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi

pop culture art prints clark orr postage stamp art

Skynet, inspired by Terminator

Clark Orr: Website | Instagram
h/t: [Laughing Squid]

All images via Gallery 1988.

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