June 8,1966 - 2c #1280 - The 2-cent stamp features an image of Frank Lloyd Wright (1869-1959), one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century. His revolutionary approach to building, which emphasized the long, horizontal lines of a prairie landscape, was equal to his controversial private life. His most recognized masterpiece, a project that occupied him for sixteen years, was the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. That building is depicted in the 2-cent stamp's background. The dark blue gray 2-cent stamp was issued June 8, 1966, in Spring Green, Wisconsin, the location of Wright's Taliesin East home. It was produced as a sheet stamp printed from plates of four hundred and sold in panes of one hundred with gauge 11 x 10.5 perforations. The stamp was also issued in vertical booklet panes of six stamps used in combination with the 6-cent Franklin Roosevelt, the 11-cent Red Jet airmail, and the 13-cent Liberty Bell stamp of the Americana Series. To produce booklets with even-dollar values, slogan labels were substituted for stamps on some of the Wright stamp panes. This stamp was designed by the staff of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. The portrait, based on a 1952 photograph by Blackstone-Shelburne, New York City, was drawn by Patricia Amarantides and Ling Po. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in the background was also drawn by Ling Po. Lettering is by Vernon Swayback and technical revisions by John Amarantides. Howard C. Mildner and Arthur W. Dintaman of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing engraved the vignette, and Kenneth C, Wiram engraved the lettering. Frank Lloyd Wright had not previously been the subject of a U.S. Stamp. This stamp was issue on June 8th Wright's birthday. Scott Catalog USA: #1280. Perforated 9 x 10.25. Date of Issue: June 8, 1966.