Martijn Garritsen (Amstelveen, 1996) is professionally known as Martin Garrix. In 2013, he made his international debut with Animals. This was followed by many more successes with hits such as In The Name Of Love, Scared To Be Lonely and Summer Days. In 2016, 2017 and 2018, Martin Garrix was voted the world’s best DJ in the DJ Mag Top 100. In 2016, he founded his own record label: STMPD RCRDS.
Martin Garrix: ‘From an early age, I’ve been surrounded by stamps through my dad’s business. That's why, when we founded my label, we chose a name with a reference to stamps: STMPD RCRDS. It’s an honour to feature on a stamp, and I’m really happy with the final result.’
The stamps feature a silhouette portrait of Martin Garrix. His torso and head are dark blue and his arms light up. The silhouette itself features the DJ’s logo with the orangey red plus sign and x projected. The sheet edge has dark blue strips of torn paper at the top and bottom, with orangey red effects at the frayed edges.
The Martin Garrix stamp was designed by Boris Lammertse, graphic designer at STMPD RCRDS. Lammertse has produced a bold stamp with solid dark areas and strong colours, interspersed with subtle lines in the blueprint drawing. Martin Garrix’ logo was placed in a prominent position on the stamp. Lammertse: ‘The plus sign and the x are very simple shapes, which means you can do a lot with them. We often use white, but orangey red fits in a lot better here.’
Specially for this issue, there is a free app that can be downloaded through Google Play and the Apple Store. By scanning the stamps with the app, an AR application will launch a virtual performance by Martin Garrix. ‘It’s a fantastic app,’ says Stephan van den Eijnden, PostNL’s commercial director for Mail. ‘First you get a video call from Martin Garrix and then it tells you how to get this famous DJ to perform in your home. The app is free - you just need to buy the stamps and scan them.’ The app was developed in collaboration with PostNL, Joh. Enschéde, Wij Doen Dingen and Martin Garrix B.V.
The ‘Martin Garrix’ stamp sheet features five identical stamps with ‘Nederland 1’, the denomination for items weighing up to 20g in weight destined for mail in the Netherlands. The stamps are available as of 21 October 2020 from Bruna shops and online at www.postnl.nl/bijzondere-postzegels. The stamps can also be ordered by phone from the Collect Club customer service on +31 (0)88 - 868 99 00. The validity period is indefinite.
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