057 – John Van Hamersveld

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Today we chat about the evolution of one man’s career; about growing up surfing in Southern California, how designing The Endless Summer poster led to him working with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. He tells us about being headhunted by John Severson, skiing in Mammoth with Dora,  and how all art is a derivative of destruction. It’s a conversation with John Van Hamersveld, on today’s episode of Surf Splendor.

JohnVanHamersveld.com

Link to purchase My Art, My Life

My Art My Life

Link to purchase John Van Hamersveld: 50 Years of Graphic Design

JVH 50 Years

BELOW IS A SMALL SAMPLING OF JOHN’S WORK

Endless Summer Poster

beatles-magical-mystery-tour-cover-art

Cream 2005

BELOW IS IMAGERY THAT WE DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE

John's 4 page spread in the March 2014 issue of Vanity Fair.

John’s 4 page spread in the March 2014 issue of Vanity Fair.

John, as featured in an Apple advertisement in 1984, featuring their latest computer.

John, as featured in an Apple advertisement in 1983, featuring their latest computer.

HERE’S MORE OF JOHN’S WORK (NOT DISCUSSED IN THE SHOW)

A recent image of Larry Bertlemann.

A recent image of Larry Bertlemann.

The wave, designed for the 1992 Pipeline Masters poster.

The wave, designed for the 1992 Pipeline Masters poster.

BELOW ARE REFERENCE VIDEOS FOR TODAY’S EPISODE

WITB #3 – John Van Hamersveld from Joran Briand on Vimeo.

Finding America – John Van Hamersveld from sinuhe xavier on Vimeo.

Shepard Fairey & John Van Hamersveld Interview from Daniel Borine on Vimeo.

One thought on “057 – John Van Hamersveld

  1. Craig Guy

    Hello David,
    Another great episode.
    I enjoyed hearing John Van Hamersveld Stories. It was also interesting to hear about the Eatons.
    I had the pleasure of working with Mike Eaton in the early 80s at the G&S surfboard factory. I knew he was from PV but I did not know much else.
    Speaking of Endless Summer, I live in Santa Barbara and I just saw they are going to have a 50th Anniversary party at the Endless Summer Bar – Café on October 24th here in town with Bruce Brown in attendance.
    http://www.chuckswaterfrontgrill.com/tickets.html
    I would hope John would be there as well.
    Anyway keep up the good work.
    -Craig Guy
    Santa Barbara

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