Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires & Riots: California and Graphic Design, 1936-1986
A collection of the prolific and very distinctively Californian graphic design that has come out of the west coast in the twentieth century. With books and magazines designed by Merle Armitage, Alvin Lustig, Herbert Matter and Sheila Levrant DeBretteville; posters for Disneyland, Cream and Herman Miller; Marget Larsen’s print ads for Joseph Magnin; title cards or title sequences for Lassie, The Smothers Brothers and other hit TV shows; title sequences for films from Taxi Driver to Tron; motion graphics from the earliest animated abstractions to the classic 7-Up “Bubbles” ad and Atari video games; live shows of Bill Ham and Single Wing Turquoise Bird; architectural supergraphics by Barbara Stauffacher Solomon and Alexander Girard; print and environmental designs by Gere Kavanaugh and Deborah Sussman; and much, much more. Edited and designed by graphic designer Louise Sandhaus.
Hardcover / 432p / Metropolis Books