Canada Post has honoured works of five successful Canadian artists namely Will Davies, Blair Drawson, Gerard DuBois, James Hill and Anita Kunz, on a five-stamp issue which will be available on 5th April. These artists have worked for book covers, posters, magazines, advertisements, newspapers and postage stamps.
The set is called Great Canadian Illustrators. They will be available as a booklet of 10 and in a souvenir sheet with the five designs se-tenant. All these non-denominated stamps have an emblem with a “P” inside a maple leaf which means that they pay the basic domestic rate.
One of the stamps features the legendary Canadian commercial artist Will Davies’s untitled Harlequin book cover design. He has worked on over 500 book covers. He has also designed several Canadian postage stamps.
Blair Drawson has illustrated for many famous magazines like the Time, The New Yorker, Esquire, Rolling Stone etc. His 1900 Stage Fright magazine piece is featured on the new stamp. He has also designed a postage stamp for Canada.
James Hill also illustrated for books, magazines and more. A 1966 Redbook feature on hair fashion is depicted on the latest stamp set. He has designed 2 postage stamps for Canada.
Gerard DuBois’s artwork titled It’s Not a Stream of Consciousness is featured on the new stamp. It appeared on a 2015 piece for The New York Times. He has designed three postage stamps for Canada.
Anita Kunz has designed over 50 book covers of major magazines. She is also included in the 50 most influential women in Canada by the National Post newspaper. Her “Best Friends” artwork from her series of personal work designed around 2012 is honoured on the new stamp. She has also designed a postage stamp for Canada.
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