Jimi Hendrix Immortalized on Postage

His rawness and virtuosity are now enshrined “forever” for 49 cents.

National Journal
Brian Resnick
March 14, 2014, 5:22 a.m.

What says “I’m a cool dad” more than af­fix­ing the vis­age of Jimi Hendrix to your mort­gage pay­ment?

This week, the U.S. Postal Ser­vice re­leased a stamp hon­or­ing the late mu­si­cian, as part of its “Mu­sic Icons” series. The stamp, as you can see, is rendered in the same bright, psy­che­del­ic hues you might see in a Hendrix dorm-room poster. The artist, Rudy Gu­ti­er­rez talked to the web­site Ul­ti­mate Clas­sic Rock about the design: “It was im­port­ant to make the art ac­cess­ible, and to be true to the in­cred­ible com­bin­a­tion of raw­ness and vir­tu­os­ity that was Jimi Hendrix.” 

And, like his mu­sic, the stamp will re­tain its post­age value “forever.”