Jimi Hendrix Stamp Issued By U.S. Postal Service

The U.S. Postal Service will honor one of rock's finest on its latest collectable Forever stamp. The artwork for the stamp from artist Rudy Gutierrez, features Jimi Hendrix playing his signature white Fender Stratocaster.

"The technical challenge was making art that will still read at stamp size, so it was a matter of not being overly complicated," said Gutierrez. "It was important to make the art accessible, and to be true to the incredible combination of rawness and virtuosity that was Jimi Hendrix."

The stamp comes as part of the USPS's Music Icons series, which Lydia Mendoza, Johnny Cash and Ray Charles last year. Next up in the USPS' Music Icons series is Janis Joplin.

The Hendrix Forever stamp is available at U.S. Post Offices, the USPS website and eBay now.

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