On January 7th, 2017, the United States Postal Service will debut their new postage stamp “Love Skywriting” at the Chino Airport. According to USPS.com, the stamp is not just meant for romantic correspondence, but for friends, family members, or anyone else you love. The new stamp’s description is: “The stamp art depicts the word “Love” written in white cursive script against a blue sky studded with wispy clouds. The edges of the letters are just beginning to blur into the surrounding sky. Underlining the word is a decorative swirl of smoke that emphasizes the message. A small, stylized plane, dwarfed by the giant letters, completes the end of the swirl, with smoke trailing from its tail.” The stamp was designed by Louise Fili, illustrated by Jessica Hische, and directed by Derry Noyes.
Open to the public, the reveal will take place at 10 a.m. at the Planes of Fame Museum, followed by a series of events and activities. According to the Chino Airport website, the events will feature the Curtiss P-40N Warhawk, which will be on display and perform a flight demonstration, a speaker panel of aviation experts and historians, followed by a question & answer period.
The stamp celebrates the history of skywriting as a form of art and expression, so the location of the reveal serves to showcase both aspects and provides an opportunity to see them in action.