John Van Hamersveld (born 1941) is an American graphic artist, illustrator, and designer best known for his iconic work in the music and entertainment industry, as well as the surf and skate culture. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and grew up in Southern California, which heavily influenced his art style. Van Hamersveld is most famous for his poster design for the 1966 surf film "The Endless Summer" by Bruce Brown. The poster, featuring a colorful, stylized sunset with silhouettes of surfers, became an emblem of the surfing culture and has been widely recognized as a symbol of the 1960s California surf scene. In addition to his work in the surfing world, Van Hamersveld has designed album covers for several well-known musicians and bands, including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and Blondie. Some of his most notable album covers are the "Exile on Main St." cover for The Rolling Stones and the "Magical Mystery Tour" cover for The Beatles. Throughout his career, Van Hamersveld has been involved in various design projects, including branding, advertising, and murals. His distinctive style, which often incorporates bold colors, geometric shapes, and psychedelic elements, has made him a respected and influential figure in the world of graphic design and illustration. Today, John Van Hamersveld continues to create art and inspire the next generation of artists and designers. His work can be found in galleries, museums, and private collections worldwide.
Purchase Pinnacle Indian Blotter Paper Limited Edition Archival Pigment Print Art on Perforated Blotter Paper by John Van Hamersveld pop culture LSD artwork. With this Indian image it goes from the original poster in 1968, then to the Traffic poster, then to the Hippie Nation poster in 2007, then the image we have today as a blotter." - John Van Hamersveld