14 March 2014

[design] USPS Hendrix Stamp: 'Scuse Me, While I Lick This Guy

The USPS, one of the few places you can learn something about popular history without an agenda, has just released a pretty cool stamp.

It's pretty cool, are, for more than one reason:
The artist created the selvage and stamp art with acrylic paint and colored pencils. His choice of colors and designs introduced elements of movement and rhythm with an almost musical flow, paying homage to the 1960s without directly imitating the era’s art.
The stamp sheet, designed to resemble a vintage 45 rpm record sleeve, features a painting of Hendrix’s face surrounded by colorful swirls and small icons that reference song lyrics or aspects of Hendrix’s life.
And here's what it looks like:

Philatelists will note, and you can buy them at your local PO, or here.

(NB: They're self-adhesive. Those of you born in the current age will hopefully have been told that you used to have to lick your stamps. Don't lick these however. Oh, the sacrifices I'll make for a joke).

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