Sunday, November 24, 2013

singers on stamps

These stamps from 2007 were only the second to feature living Canadians.



Each stamp is square, like an album cover (since these photos are from more or less 30 years ago). The photo is from a significant period in each singer's career with a font designed appropriate to the era. The design was also enhanced by using a MetalFX process that involves "underprinting in metallic silver ink, then overprinting with other colours. The result gives a lustrous sheen to the artists’ portraits." A Canada Post article on the stamps and the musical icons can be found here and other singers on stamps can be found through here


18 comments:

  1. Fabulous stamps - love the colours!
    Liz

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  2. Very nice, I haven't seen these before.

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  3. Nice to to see Canadian singers get their due honour. Because of the way we communicate now, I very rarely see postage stamps anymore.
    PS: I had to buy some stamps a couple of weeks ago and was surprised to see Superman on them.

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  4. All of a certain age. I remember Paul Anka quite well.

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  5. I like the metallic sheen, some memorable songs between them.

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  6. Great Stamps of memorable singers.

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  7. I've heard of Paul Anka but not the others.

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  8. I like the way they used different fonts.

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  9. Now I have joni Mitchell running through my head - but that is a good thing! Great stamps that I have not seen before. Thank you for joining in this week.

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    1. yes, an earworm or two was to be expected!

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  10. I like these stamps! I had never seen them, and I was surprised they date from 2007: they look vintage!

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    1. they do have an older look about them. though, really, what I notice above all else is how young each of them looks!

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  11. Beautiful stamps, and how nice to see the different fonts according to each era!

    I didn't know that the four of them were Canadian (I heard their music when I was a child, and at that time 'we' thought all pop music came from the USA or the UK... How wrong! Later, in my twenties, I became more aware (I listened to Alanis Morissette and Rush, then, and knew that they were from Canada indeed - hope there will be stamps issued of them, too, one day :-) ).

    Thank you for sharing, it's great to learn by wonderful pictures on stamps!

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  12. My goodness,one can learn so much while blogging..........I had no idea Joni Mitchell was Canadian!
    Thanks for sharing this.....

    Ruby

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  13. Love Gordon Lightfoot.

    Here, it's against the rules to put a living person on a stamp.

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    1. we hadn't had a 'living person' besides the monarch until this century.

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  14. Canada has produced some wonderful troubadours but the finest of them all has to be Neil Young. Why no stamp for him I wonder? Maybe he said no!

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