The Postal Service has unveiled new artwork for its forthcoming Music Icons: John Lennon stamp and announced additional releases for 2018.
The Music Icons stamp, to be released Sept. 7, features a 1974 photograph of Lennon and will be available in panes of 16. The stamps are treated with different color gradations, going from yellow-orange on the top row to red and purple in the middle and blue on the bottom row.
The pane is designed to resemble a vintage 45-rpm record sleeve with an image of a record peeking out the top. The other side of the pane shows a black-and-white photograph of Lennon seated at a white piano with his signature and the Music Icons logo.
USPS also has announced Honoring First Responders, a stamp that recognizes the firefighters, law enforcement officers and emergency medical service professionals who respond to critical situations. A release date has not been announced.
Additionally, the organization has announced $1, $2 and $5 Statue of Freedom stamps that will be released June 27.
Other release dates for previously announced stamps include: O Beautiful (July 4), World War I: Turning the Tide (July 27), The Art of Magic (Aug. 7), Dragons (Aug. 9) and Birds in Winter (Sept. 22).