October 3, 2015
Canada Post recently published my 'Double Rainbow' photograph as one of five stamps that comprised the 'Weather Series'. 'Double Rainbow' was created in St. Gedeon a few years ago as I was touring the Lac St. Jean area of Quebec. Driving through a rainstorm I noticed a rainbow forming and stopped on the side of the highway. It was still raining but, undeterred, I started shooting and made a series of a half dozen images. I later had to remove a couple of drops from the image that has fallen on the lens during the shoot.
The stamp series was released on June 18 following my Ontario book tour of 'Mike Grandmaison's Ontario'. I has previously been interviewed by The Weather Network and Canada Post. The other contributors to the 'Weather Series' stamp series were: Dave Reede (Lightning), Daryl Benson (Hoarfrost), Frank R. Reardon (Sundog) and Geoff Whiteway (Fog).
'Double Rainbow' was also used on the First Day Issue Cover, the Booklet and the Uncut Press Sheet which are also available for purchase. I have signed a number of First Day Issue Covers that have been sent to me by stamp collectors from Canada and the USA.
August 31, 2014
A new Canada Post stamp about 'The Canadian Museum for Human Rights' was released on August 20, 2014. The stamp was designed by Adrian Shum of Circle Design (Rob Peters - owner) and featured my architectural photographs on the stamp itself, as well as on the First Day Cover and the stamp booklet. I feel both fortunate and proud to have my imagery appear in six Canada Post stamp projects to date. 'The Canadian Museum for Human Rights', an architectural wonder designed by American architect Antoine Predock,opens on September 20, 2014.
Mike photographed the monument of the ‘Selkirk Settlers’ in Winnipeg, Manitoba for use on the Day of Issue envelope for the Red River Settlement Stamp. The stamp was designed by Susan Mavor of Metaform Communication Design Inc. This was Mike’s 7th Canada Post Stamp Project.