I first met John and his wife at a gallery opening he had in Laguna Beach when I moved here a few years ago, and love the place where his iconic graphic rock and roll images merge with surf culture/art. The record jackets he designed for pop and psychedelic bands are part of our cultural zeitgeist: Magical Mystery Tour by The Beatles, Exile on Main Street by The Rolling Stones, Crown of Creation by Jefferson Airplane, Skeletons in the Closet by The Grateful Dead, Hotter Than Hell by Kiss, Eat to the Beat by Blondie, and the Jimi Hendrix Shrine poster to name a few.
John now offers printmaking of fine art editions of his work and designs new work in his Coolhous studio in Santa Monica. You can view more Art Inspired Fashion posts on the right index.
Images via Style.com and johnvanhamersveld.com; The New Pinnacle Indian Suite, Endless Summer, The Pipeline, The John Lennon Portrait Suite, Donovan Frankenreiter (Orange).