Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 07, 2015
We are trying to rush through Thomas Pynchon's "Inherent Vice" book right now so we can go check out director Paul Thomas Anderson's take on the film that releases nationwide January 9, 2015. We were lucky enough, along with Slow Culture and the Ace Hotel, to be part of a special art show, "Contemporary Psychedelic," that featured art inspired by the film that opened at the Downtown LA Ace Hotel this week. Here are some photos from the opening!
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 16, 2013
Tonight, .T.F.R. Gallery in San Diego is opening John Van Hamersveld: Prints from 1965 - Present, a solo-exhibition of framed prints from the renowned and prolific graphic artist. Hamersveld has been producing images that have defined the visual representation of surf and rock ‘n’ roll culture for over 50 years. Starting off his career with the immensely successful movie poster for The Endless Summer in 1966, Van Hamersveld’s influence on the world of graphic images was immediately profound. From there he moved on to produce over 300 album covers!
Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 27, 2013
If you are excited about summer, surf culture, rock and roll, and everything in between, then we have a book in mind for you. John Van Hamersveld (who we interviewed not too long ago) has just released his book Fifty Years of Graphic Design.This retrospective look at his practice as an iconic and prolific producer of graphic images rooted in all aspects of the West Coast counter culture provides insight and background to the stories behind each image and the various developments throughout his career.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, August 25, 2012
We recently interviewed John Van Hamersveld, the creator of the iconic poster for Bruce Brown's 1966 surf film The Endless Summer. The phrase and the image have become the emblem of California beach culture, which is truly a global fascination, and the poster has a different knock-off for every summer related event, but...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 12, 2012
John Van Hamersveld is an icon in Southern California culture, or maybe more aptly described as a creator of icons, credited with many graphics and images that identify the West Coast. His poster for Bruce Brown’s classic surf film The Endless Summer is an image that nearly everyone has seen, an emblem for surf culture itself (the poster was included in LACMA’s Pacific Standard Time Exhibition California Design: 1935-1965). . .