Van Hamersveld, John

Illustrator and graphic designer from Los Angeles, California, best known to surfers as the creator of the Day-Glo poster for Bruce Brown's 1966 crossover hit movie The Endless Summer. Van Hamersveld was born (1941) in Baltimore, Maryland, and moved with his family to Palos Verdes, in southwest Los Angeles County, when he was nine, and began surfing during middle school.

While a student at Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles in 1962, Van Hamersveld worked briefly as art director for ...