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Van Hamersveld | Coolhous Studio: 50 Years of Graphic Design by John van Hamersveld NEW TITLE
John Van Hamersveld and Coolhous Studio
Shepard Fairey (Foreword):
Van Hamersveld | Coolhous Studio
50 Years of Graphic Design by
John van Hamersveld
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An iconic image has a tremendous ability to influence society, acting as both a symbol for a moment in time and as a harbinger for change. Instantly recognizable, it can become invested with our hopes and dreams, both on a personal and a cultural level.
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Creating such work is not mere happenstance, but is thanks to the deliberate choices and groundbreaking talents of a small handful of visionary artists and designers. John Van Hamersveld is one such creator, having produced such timeless images as the Endless Summer movie poster and the Jimi Hendrix Pinnacle poster.

In a career spanning 50 years, Van Hamersveld has graced such magazines as Rolling Stone, Esquire and Billboard with his illustrations and designed album covers for bands such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Grateful Dead, The Beach Boys, Jefferson Airplane, Kiss and Blondie, all the while experimenting with new media and techniques. Few individuals have had such a lasting and ongoing impact on graphic design, popular art and culture.

304 pages, Hardcover, 9'' X 12'' (229 x 305 mm)
250 color illustrations, English
ISBN: 978-1-58423-472-2  $ 49.95
About the Artist:
John Van Hamersveld
John Van Hamersveld (born 1941, Baltimore, Maryland, United States) is an American graphic artist and illustrator who designed record jackets for pop and psychedelic bands, since the 1960s. Albums include ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ by The Beatles, ‘Crown of Creation’ by Jefferson Airplane and ‘Exile on Main Street’ by The Rolling Stones.

In 1997 he started his own line of products revisiting his work from 1964–1974, which he calls “Post-Future.” With the printmaking of a fine art edition of the “Endless Summer” Poster, he moved his design work into his Coolhous studio in Santa Monica and between analog and digital environ­ments has managed to create recent works like the Cream posters for their Royal Albert Hall Reunion in 2005. —Wikipedia

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GINGKO PRESS | GRAPHIC DESIGN / POP CULTURE BOOK | ISBN-13: 9781584234722 | ISBN-10: 1-58423-472-5 / 1584234725