Friday, August 8, 2014

stamps: janis joplin

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Groundbreaking singer Janis Joplin (1943-1970), an icon of the 1960s whole bluesy voice propelled her to the pinnacle of rock stardom,  appears on this new stamp in the Music Icons series. 

The artwork for this stamp features a photo of Janis Joplin taken by David Gahr in June 1970. The original black and white photograph is rendered in shades of blue, with Joplin's trademark round sunglasses tinted a shade of pink. 

The stamp sheet is designed to resemble a vintage 45rpm record sleeve. 

The stamp project was designed by art director Antonio Alcalá.

The Janis Joplin stamp will be issed as a Forever® stamp.

You can read more about the Janis Joplin stamp here

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