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The Artist Series


An ongoing collaboration with invited designers, artists, and writers who create original work for an unusual form: the poster stamp. The sheets are signed and numbered by the artist, each in a limited edition of 100. All stamps are printed on lickable, gummed paper and pinhole perforated by hand on our vintage machines.

We release new Artist Series stamps monthly with announcements in our newsletter and on Instagram.

Artistamps 001 - 042

Stamp No. Artist Series 42: Anne Connell

Anne designs print goods with an obsessive amount of detail. Her sheet is an 11 x 17″ digital offset print with spot varnish and hand embossing. Read about her process …

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Stamp No. Artist Series 41: Simona Bortis-Schultz

Simona’s 8.5 x 11″ signed limited edition stamp sheet “Women’s Work” celebrates the strength and resilience of women. A digital offset print with clear spot varnish and blind letterpress impression. …

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Stamp No. Artist Series Box Set No. 21-30

Includes each of the Artist Series sheets No. 21 – 30 plus an exclusive, signed, full-color info book about each stamp in the collection. Packaged in a keepsake box. More …

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Stamp No. Artist Series 38: Deth P. Sun

100 stamps on an 8.5 x 11″ sheet, digital offset print with full bleed. Signed edition of 100, suitable for framing. Deth talks about stamp collecting, pen pals, and hoping …

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Stamp No. Artist Series 37: Vanessa Renwick

Five 4.25 x 5.5″ digital offset prints with spot varnish, in a signed letterpress printed folder. Edition of 100, suitable for framing. Vanessa talks about stamp-making, snail mail, and the …

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Stamp No. Artist Series Box Set No. 1-10

Includes each of the Artist Series sheets No. 1 – 10 plus an exclusive, signed, full-color info book about each stamp in the collection. Packaged in a keepsake box. More …

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Stamp No. Artist Series Box Set No. 11-20

Includes each of the Artist Series sheets No. 11 – 20 plus an exclusive, signed, full-color info book about each stamp in the collection. Packaged in a keepsake box. More …

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Stamp No. Artist Series 31: Helen Hancocks

Signed edition of 100 two color risograph printed sheets. Twelve passes through the perforator to make these interactive stamps. Read more in our short interview. Signed edition of 100,

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Stamp No. Artist Series 30: Tré Seals

Typographer Tré Seals created a series of STAMP OUT (insert bad ism) stamps on a police blue letterpress sheet using his font William. Benefits Movement for Black Lives. Read more …

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Stamp No. Artist Series 28: Jim Riswold

The Surreal Orange is a suite of 10 digital offset prints with spot varnish including a vellum cover sheet in a signed orange letterpress folder. Jim talks about perversely whimsical …

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Stamp No. Artist Series 26: Rick Valicenti

Rick Valicenti is known for his experimentation and early adoption of technology. His stamps are printed offset digital with spot iridescent varnish, letterpress, and hand embossed, signed and numbered by …

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Stamp No. Artist Series 25: Oana Befort

This two-color blue and metallic gold risograph print by Oana Befort grows out of her Romanian roots, and her exploration and redrawing of Romanian folk motifs. Read more in our …

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Stamp No. Artist Series 24: Martin Venezky

A pair of 8.5″ x 5.5″ sheets by San Francisco designer / photographer Martin Venezky created by using only the blank perforated sheets themselves. Full color digital offset printing, sheets …

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Stamp No. Artist Series 23: Matthew Rose

The exhibition catalogue for “Weekend Plans,” Matthew’s Karuizawa New Art Museum show. Each sheet is signed, dated, rubber-stamped & numbered. 100 were made, half went to the opening in Japan. Read …

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Stamp No. Artist Series 21: Sarah Horowitz

Sarah is an artist & printmaker living in Leavenworth, Washington. Her work links to a sense of place through botanical subject matter. These stamps highlight some of the most spectacular …

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Stamp No. Artist Series 17: Shawn Wolfe

For his first stamp, Shawn Wolfe created a transpartisan, unaffiliated stamp design featuring a new image of an old subject matter—the seldom seen Remover Installer™.

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Stamp No. Artist Series 16: Jennifer Armbrust

With her limited edition letterpress printed artistamp, Jennifer Armburst shares 12 principles for prototyping a feminist business. Radical reminders to stick around your business. Read an interview with Jennifer about …

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Stamp No. Artist Series 14: Melody Owen

Melody Owen is an ecologically minded artist and writer raised in the mossy, green state of Oregon. She’s interested in animals as subjective beings and challenging our assumptions about reality. …

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Stamp No. Artist Series 13: Bráulio Amado

All proceeds from artist and designer Bráulio Amado’s signed limited edition silkscreen stamps benefit Caraprobono, an organization working to help immigrants at the border. Interview with Bráulio. Signed edition of …

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Stamp No. Artist Series 12: Mike Savage

Mike Savage’s paintings are a meditative diary: handmade analogue recordings. For his artistamp — an 11″ x 4.25″ sheet (folded to 5.5 x 4.25″) — he hand perforated each sheet …

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Stamp No. Artist Series 11: Charles Wilkin

Charles Wilkin is an artist, designer, and beekeeper. His limited edition artistamp collages together recent and old works to form something entirely new. Signed edition of 100. Interview with Charles.

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Stamp No. Artist Series 10: Malia Jensen

Portland based artist Malia Jensen creates her first stamp, a printed provocation, part of her “Changing Money” series featuring a portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Signed edition of 100. Read …

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Stamp No. Artist Series 09: Christina Seely

Christina Seely’s artist stamp features photographs of endangered animal specimens from a set of kinetic mirrored light box portraits called Next of Kin. Signed limited edition of 100 stamps. Read …

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Stamp No. Artist Series 08: Cynthia Lahti

Contemporary artist Cynthia Lahti believes that even small artifacts can evoke powerful feelings. This signed, limited edition of 100 is her first stamp. Read an interview with Christina here.

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Stamp No. Artist Series 07: Jason Sturgill

When Jason’s not drawing you can find him hunting illustrated ephemera with his wife and son. His blotter paper inspired artistamp sheet features hand icons peace, love, rock ‘n’ roll, …

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Stamp No. Artist Series 06: Walker Cahall

Walker Cahall is an illustrator, designer, maker, teacher, and worldly thinker based in Portland. His stamps feature hand silkscreened drawings of ranger lookout towers. Signed and limited to 100 copies. …

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Stamp No. Artist Series 05 Sally Wassink

Sally Wassink aka S. Wurlitzer, is an artist who lives and works in San Francisco. Recently she’s become obsessed with the design and color treatments of old Popular Science magazines. …

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Stamp No. Artist Series 04: Kentaro Okawara

A painter and sculptor based in Tokyo, Japan. Okawara creates paintings and 3D objects inspired by his postcard exchange with his grandmother during his childhood. This artistamp celebrates and commemorates …

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Stamp No. Artist Series 03: Mia Nolting

Stamp No. 3 is by art director and illustrator Mia Nolting. With this stamp Mia contemplates the importance of feelings, specifically feelings in the body, in being crucial to decision-making. …

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Stamp No. Artist Series 02: Allan Bealy

Artistamp No. 2 is by Brooklyn-based Canadian collage artist Allan Bealy. Each sheet in the edition of 100 is individually rubber-stamped and signed by Allan. Interview with Allan.

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Stamp No. Artist Series 01 Ed Fella

The first limited-edition stamp features the work of Los Angeles artist-designer Ed Fella who collaged and reassembled every little element from past work. Signed, limited edition of 100 sheets. Interview …

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Upcoming Artists

The Artist Series is an ongoing collaboration between The Portland Stamp Company and invited designers, artists, and writers who create original poster stamp designs. 

Upcoming releases include Raymond Besinger, Ka’ila Farrell Smith, Bwana Spoons, and Brandy Bingham.