On March 25, 2011, in Cleveland, Ohio, the Postal Service issued a Neon Celebrate! Special stamp (Forever priced at 44 cents), in one design in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 stamps. The stamp was designed by Phil Jordan, Falls Church, Virginia.
Inspired by a visit to the Museum of Neon Art in Los Angeles, Art Director Phil Jordan began to think about the possibility of using neon to depict a stamp subject. He decided that a “Neon Celebrate!” stamp, with its imagery of vivid colors, fit the bill. The black background of the stamp is reminiscent of a night sky. Like a fireworks display on a summer evening, brilliantly colored images of swirls, circles, and dashes in pink, blue, orange, yellow, and green seem to erupt from the ground to illuminate the darkness. In addition, each letter of the word “Celebrate” and the exclamation point that is part of this stamp’s official title are highlighted in bright white.