The assignment was to design a new stamp that could accommodate business use. The goal was to come up with something appealing and non-controversial.
Fifty red and blue stars spiral around one gold star in the center. The designers’ idea was to represent a community protectively orbiting a central star, which in an abstract sense stands for our nation’s steadfast idealism and hope for a more perfect union. Below the spiral they placed the denomination “Forever” in red type and “USA” in blue.