Richmond: This week marked the launch of another Canadian stamp designed and illustrated by Keith Martin, instructor in Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s (KPU) graphic design for marketing program based at KPU Richmond.

The latest Canada Post stamp depicts the monarch butterfly, and joins 11 others in Martin’s most recent Canada Post stamp series, Beneficial Insects: a collection of critters that can be found on Canadian soil.

“Designing stamps for Canada Post is a labour of love. It combines three personal passions of mine – art, design and education,” says Martin, who has been teaching graphic design at KPU for 11 years, and designing Canada Post stamps since 1998.To date, Martin has 24 stamps to his credit, with this latest addition building upon his previous work.