Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires and Riots

California & Graphic Design 1936-1986

  1. Louise Sandhaus
  2. Texts by Denise Gonzales Crisp
  • ISBN 9780500517963
  • 25.40 x 19.00 cm
  • Quarterbound/PLC (no jacket)
  • 416pp
  • Illustrated in colour and black and white throughout
  • First published 2015

The first book to capture the enormous body of distinctive and visually ecstatic graphic design that emanated from California throughout most of the twentieth century, this raucous gathering of smart, offbeat, groundbreaking graphic design from the ‘Left Coast’ will amaze readers with its breadth and richness.

‘An energetic and energy-rich new study … In both its exciting content and multicoloured page design, this attractively bound hardback, with an imposing debossed title-piece, is a gorgeously uninhibited piece of work … a spectacular collection presented with great energy and panache’– Creative Review
‘At once breathtakingly beautiful and riotously robust, this is the first book ever to gather together a compendium of the great graphics of twentieth-century California. From the luscious line-work of Alvin Lustig to the psychedelia of Haight-Ashbury to the love letters of Ray Eames to the classic television titles of Phill Norman, 'Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires & Riots' is an absolute must read, cover to cover, over and over’ – Debbie Millman, Chair, School of Visual Arts Masters in Branding
‘A gorgeous new book encapsulating highlights from the golden state’ – Corinne Jones, Observer

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