Experience the thrills of Carnival Nights with this colorful pane of stamps in 2024.
Whether young or young at heart, everyone loves spending a summer evening at a carnival. The stomach-twisting thrill rides, the indulgent snacks and sweets, and the general spirit of light-hearted fun make America’s carnivals and fairs a place for visitors of any age to enjoy.
Ten unique stamps in a pane of 20 feature images that convey the energy and color of a summer carnival at night. A panoply of rides is shown in vibrant neon hues against the black, night sky. Fireworks burst from behind a panorama of lights, and a row of glittering amusement booths invite passers-by to try their luck.
The sights, sounds, and smells of a carnival at night all combine to create a magical experience that is hard to replicate anywhere else. Whether you're a thrill-seeker looking for an adrenaline rush or a family looking to create lasting memories, there is something for everyone.
Art director Greg Breeding designed the stamps using existing photographs.
The Carnival Nights stamps will be issued as Forever® stamps. These Forever® stamps will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce price.
Stamp Art Director
Greg Breeding studied design and typography at Virginia Commonwealth University, graduating with a bachelor's degree in fine arts. He began his career by working as a designer for several nonprofits. In 1992 Breeding co-founded Journey Group, a design firm where he currently serves as the president.
In addition to his work at Journey, Breeding has taught design courses internationally for nonprofits. Breeding has received numerous industry awards from Print’s Regional Design Annual, Communication Arts, the Society of Publication Designers, and the Florida Magazine Association.
Breeding's first stamp as art director for the U.S. Postal Service was the 2012 issuance, The War of 1812: USS Constitution. “I'm interested in creating art for the public good,” Breeding says, “and honoring a person or event on a stamp highlights and celebrates what's positive in our culture.”
Breeding lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with his wife, Lyndee.
Sarah Beard Buckley