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Thursday, October 16, 2008

West magazine

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Dave Willardson's painting for the influential West magazine, a supplement to the LA Times. West helped define California visual culture - commissioning work by Ed Ruscha among others. Helmed by art director Mike Salisbury who went on to art direct Rolling Stone in its glory years, shitloads of album covers and then switched from editorial design to advertising. Mike hired Dave Willardson, Bob Zoell and many other goddamn great illustrators. He also wrote a WILD introductory essay for Overspray that describes what the LA scene was like in the 70s.

1 comment:

Jase said...

omg - that's Tina Turner!

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Norman Hathaway is a designer and writer whose primary focus is on contemporary, lesser-known design techniques and personalities. Norman's professional experience has spanned many design disciplines, from sign painting to filmmaking. His clients included The Design Museum, The Royal Academy of Arts, Paul McCartney and Peter Gabriel. He has lectured widely on design at the London College of Printing, The Royal College of Art, Goldsmiths College and other schools. He currently lives in Brooklyn with his daughter Wilma.
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