John Van Hamersveld on The Wire Podcast
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John Van Hamersveld designed The Endless Summer poster – very likely the most iconic piece of graphic design ever produced in surfing. An enormous cultural achievement that was the first rung of many on a ladder that has since led him to become one of the most recognizable Graphic Artists ever.
To grasp his stature, consider that Shepherd Fairy, designer of the Barack Obama ‘Hope’ poster, cites John as an inspiration in the same way that Kelly Slater pays homage to Tom Curren.
See, John has designed the visuals through which we recognize some of the most iconic musicians ever.