Salisbury, Mike

Protean graphic designer, photographer, and art director; innovator and champion of the "California Cool" design style. Salisbury got his start in the surf trade, was a distinctive presence at SURFER, Surfing, Gotcha, and O'Neill, but is best know as a "brander" of people and products, including Michael Jackson, Levis, Rolling Stone, and Hot Wheels.

Salisbury was born to a peripatetic military family in 1943, and attended over 20 schools—mostly in California, but also Michigan, Florida, and ...