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Drawing Attention
by John Van Hamersveld

Hardback, 2013 1st. edition by Gingko press, 160 pages

Drawing Attention by John Van Hamersveld concentrates on this legendary artist's distinctive designs through his approach to drawing. Accompanying the 2013 exhibition at California State University Northridge's Art Galleries, this comprehensive catalogue brings together Van Hamersveld s designs that use music, popular culture, and surfing as inspiration. Born in 1941 in Baltimore, Maryland, John Van Hamersveld attended and taught at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia. From his earliest positions as art director of Surfer Magazine and Capitol Records, his career includes drawings and designs for album covers, posters, packaging, magazines, and book design. Written and designed by Van Hamersveld, this book highlights the importance of his drawing practice during his extensive career spanning more than fifty years.

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 from the 1960s onward.[1] Among the 300 albums[2] are the covers of Magical Mystery Tour by the Beatles, Crown of Creation by Jefferson Airplane, Exile on Main Street by the Rolling Stones, and Hotter Than Hell by Kiss. His first major assignment, in 1963, was designing the poster for the surf film The Endless Summer, after which he served as Capitol Records' head of design from 1965 to 1968. During that time, he worked on the artwork for albums by Capitol artists such as the Beatles and the Beach Boys.[3] He also oversaw the design of the psychedelic posters for the Pinnacle Shrine exposition.

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