Howard E. Paine
A member of the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee before being named an art director in 1981, Howard Paine has supervised the design of more than 400 U.S. postage stamps.
For more than 30 years he was an art director for the National Geographic Society, where he redesigned National Geographic magazine, developed the children’s magazine, National Geographic World, and designed Explorers Hall. A popular lecturer, he has spoken at Yale University and New York University, among others, and presented programs for the National Park Service and the Smithsonian Institution. He judges art shows and design competitions and has taught magazine design at The George Washington University. A resident of Delaplane, Virginia, he has been a stamp collector since childhood. He designed the catalog for the exhibit “Pushing The Envelope: The Art of the Postage Stamp,” which opened in November 2000 at The Norman Rockwell Museum at Stockbridge, Massachusetts.