Thursday, March 13, 2014

stamps: jimi hendrix

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The Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970) stamp is being released as part of the Music Icons series. Jimi Hendrix was one of the most important musicians of the 20th Century. Combining influences from rock, modern jazz, soul, and the blues with his own innovations, Hendrix created a unique style that influenced musical artists of his era and continues to inspire musicians into the 21st century.

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. 

In 1993, Hendrix was awarded a posthumous Grammy for lifetime achievement.

The Jimi Hendrix stamp will be issued as a Forever® stamp.

You can read more about the Jimi Hendrix stamp here.

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