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Available July 19
- Buy this booklet of 10 stamps and celebrate one of Canada’s great rock bands.
- This handy booklet contains 10 Permanent™ stamps, which are always valued at the current domestic rate.
- The stamp features the fan-favourite cover of Rush’s album, 2112.
- Kick off the summer with music, and affix this amazing stamp dedicated to Rush to all your mailings!
- Issue Date: July 19, 2013.
About the Stamp
This stamp featuring Rush is the latest issue in Canada Post’s ongoing series honouring Canadian recording artists. This summer, 3 other iconic bands join the series: The Tragically Hip, The Guess Who and Beau Dommage.
Designer Louis Gagnon of Paprika drew on feedback from the groups to focus on what fans recognized most about their beloved artists. The result: a stamp featuring the fan-favourite cover of Rush’s album, 2112.
The challenge was to balance history with the present to create something classic and lasting. The current band members were present in the development process and gave their input all the way through. To keep everything united, Gagnon showed each group’s graphic logo and kept colour tones and textures consistent.
Rush has sold in excess of 40 million records worldwide, ranking third behind the Beatles and the Rolling Stones for most gold and platinum records sold by a rock band. Since releasing its debut album in 1974, the Toronto group has become one of Canada’s most successful and influential rock bands.
Proving that success doesn’t have to come at the expense of artistic innovation, Rush has won numerous JUNO Awards and international distinctions. Band members Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart also were made Officers of the Order of Canada and won the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement. Recognized by the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, Rush became the first Canadian band inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2013, making it part of an elite among Canadian artists to be so honoured.
About the Canadian recording artists series
Through the popular Canadian Recording Artists stamp series, Canada Post makes a tribute to remarkable musical icons. Artists honoured in in the past included Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Bruce Cockburn, Robbie Robertson and Ginette Reno.
Collect all the products in this issue, and celebrate The Guess Who, The Tragically Hip and Beau Dommage!
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