Hendrix at 70, Hamersveld at 45
Jimi Hendrix would have been 70 this year—and very experienced. John Van Hamersveld’s classic Pinnacle Concert poster of Hendrix is 45. To celebrate, the graphics company Post-Future—run by Alida Post and Hamserveld, along with Shepard Fairey—is making a silkscreen five-color poster available, as well as the original advert that ran in the Los Angeles Free Press for $600. A complete set of silkscreen Hamersveld Hendrix portraits, with the electric hair, is also available for $800 each. And for the pauper among us, Hendrix guitar picks are available at $10 a tin—and in six groovy colors too. If you need more visual stimulation, scroll down for a video with JVH and Fairey.
About Steven Heller
Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.View all posts by Steven Heller →