Vancouver, BC (August 5, 2014) – Canada Post Corporation issued a special collector’s edition set of stamps to celebrate Canada’s most influential Country Artists. Subplot Design Inc. was excited to create two in a series of five stamps to honour Canada’s biggest voices and names in Country music: legendary singer, songwriter k.d.lang as well as Canada’s Country Gentleman Tommy Hunter.
Subplot designed a stamp for each of the two artists, as well as a First Day Cover, a booklet and a post card, all aiming to underling the artists’ unique charisma and style.
Tommy Hunter, born in London, Ontario is best known for his TV series The Tommy Hunter Show which made him an integral part of Canadian families’ living rooms for 27 years. His TV career started as early as 1956 when he had regularly appearances as a guitarist on CBC’s Country Hoedown. Greatly inspired by his childhood idol Roy Acuff, Tommy Hunter picked up a guitar for the first time when he was nine years old and only recently gave his final concert, ending his long-running stage career with a performance in his home town on his 75th birthday.
The Juno- and Grammy-Award winning artist k.d.lang was born in Edmonton, Alberta. Her unique voice and constant experimenting with and crossing of genres made her a well respected artist far over the realms of Country music. Her two performances at the Winter Olympics were career changing, earning her international recognition when she performed for the first time in 1988 as “The Alberta Rose” and singing her version of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver was undoubtedly a highlight of the opening ceremony.
Both stamps are available for purchase here.