Channeling Jimi

A ’60s guitar legend brings groove to a stamp

With sounds both wailing and gentle, Jimi Hendrix reinvented what the guitar could do. His music electrified the 1960s pop scene in the U.S. and U.K., and Rolling Stone later crowned him the No. 1 guitarist of all time. People say when he played, the mood — and the moment — were transformed.

Now, the U.S. Postal Service® keeps the legend alive with a stamp, the fourth in the Music Icons series. In this video, artist Rudy Gutierrez reveals the making of the stamp art — a mesmerizing portrait of the musician, his guitar held close.