Holy-Summer-of-Brightly-Colored-Stamps, Batman! The Farmers Markets stamps were released yesterday and I do think it was the most anticipated stamp release of the year among the philatelists in my social media feed and mailbox. There were L.W.A. members in attendance at the First Day of Release Ceremony in Washington, D.C. and everything. Too cool! If you're at all interested in the stamp design process, there's an excellent article on U.S.P.S. Stamps that shows artist thumbnails and roughs as well as audio interview.
And today, the Music Icons series continues with the release of the Janis Joplin stamp. What I like most about this stamp design is how the "Forever" text is drawn around her. Two releases, five new and vibrant stamps for Summer. Thanks, U.S.P.S!