John Van Hamersveld is an American graphic artist, designer, and illustrator. John grew up in and was influenced by the South Bay and California Beach culture.
He began his professional career as the art director of surfing magazine, Surf Illustrated. By mid-1960s, Van Hamersveld’s groundbreaking promotional poster for the cult surf film, The Endless Summer, gained international recognition and praise.
By the late ‘60s, John became the art director at Capitol Records where he went on to design over 300 album covers including: Magical Mystery Tour by The Beatles, Exile On Main St. by Rolling Stones, Hotter Than Hell by Kiss and more.
More recently the designer has seen his images realized on a massive scale, via 12 million LEDs, at the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas.
This exhibition presents past and present artworks where John Van Hamersveld explores the connection between art, design and commerse.
Manhattan Beach Art Center
1560 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Wednesday through Saturday 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Monday, Tuesday, and Holidays Closed
Exhibition dates are subject to change. Please contact the Manhattan Beach Art Center at (310) 802-5440 or via email at [email protected] for more information.
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