|The U.S. Postal Service celebrates the spirit of “Aloha” with five stamps, photographed by Ric Noyle|
Ric Noyle’s photographs of classic Hawaiian shirts are the centerpiece of the U.S. Postal Service’s popular new stamp series celebrating the spirit of aloha. In the Islands, these colorful garments are called “aloha shirts” for the Hawaiian word spoken as a blessing or greeting.
Two of the five shirts depicted in the stamp art feature surfers and their boards; a third shows fossil fish, shells and sea stars; another depicts the tropical flower known as the bird of paradise; and the fifth features Kilauea, an active volcano on the Big Island of Hawai‘i. The USPS stamp art showcases the historic designs of Island manufacturers and retailers Alfred Shaheen, Watumull's, Leilani and Malihini.