marks the 50th anniversary of the 1962 film "To Kill a Mockingbird."
To celebrate the anniversary, the United States Postal Service
created a commemorative cachet envelope that was dedicated on the
grounds of the Old Monroe County Courthouse in Monroeville, Alabama,
on April 13, 2012. The envelope's designer and artist Nicolosi
attended the dedication as a special guest. Nicolosi's artwork for
the envelope depicts the dome of the Courthouse, a recurring and
iconic symbol for both the beloved book and the classic film.
Nicolosi says, "I am humbled to have been given this opportunity to
lend my given talent to the U.S. Postal Service and the great people
of Alabama as they celebrate the fiftieth
of the 1962 American classic film To Kill a Mockingbird." The artist
is also preparing a documentary feature about the book and the film
to be entitled "Song of the Mockingbird: Monroeville Memories."
As an artist, Nicolosi was originally inspired by the work of Andy
Warhol. He has been named to Guggenheim's list of the Top One
Hundred Artists in the United States. His portrait subjects have
often included America's most charismatic and admired celebrities.
The native Chicagoan is a frequent civic volunteer for charities
such as Habitat for Humanity and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
He generously contributes his artwork to museums and charitable
causes around the world.
For more information regarding the commemorative envelope and
Nicolosi's documentary about "To Kill a Mockingbird," link to
or call 251.575.7433.