The Canadian Post will issue on June 5th the first stamps in a series dedicated to the Canadian motorcycle manufacturing and design. This issue is featuring the 1908 Lightweight Motor Cycle and the 1914 Indian.
Motorcycles are one of the most affordable forms of transport in many parts of the world and, for most of the world’s population, they are also the most common type of motor vehicle, with over 200 million motorcycles in use worldwide. Motorcycles represent a broad range of interests including sports, transportation, recreation and pastime. The Canadian landscape seems to be built for motorcycles, offering the freedom of exploration.
Matt Warburton of Emdoubleyu Design worked on the stamps design, using his passion for motorcycles. He chose to create a simple design, focusing on the motorcycle itself: “I wanted to capture the structural beauty of a motorcycle, the design of the bikes, the beauty of the shapes of the engines, body and tanks.”
The result is a stamp that highlights two views of the bike. The most prominent is the top view of the rider, the other is of the bike’s profile. The Official First Day Cover shows off even more of the profile, while the background gets up close to the engines.