As a monthly feature I'd like to present on this page some of the various influences that have inspired me and my work. Hopefully you will find them interesting enough to seek out more information on these great subjects.
As a teenager growing up in suburban New Jersey I had been marginally aware of the San Francisco poster artists but when this book, "The Great Poster Trip" hit our high school library bookshelves in 1968, I was in for a true revelation! Never had I seen so many of these posters collected before and what was also fantastic is that there were photos of the artists at the end of the book so I could also connect a face with the artwork for the first time. This was the first book to document this art and remains a classic today. Required reading on every artists bookshelf.
Shown here are the hardcover and softcover editions.