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Some People Can't Surf: The Graphic Design of Art Chantry

Lasky, Julie;Chantry, Art

Published by Chronicle Books Llc, San Francisco, California, U.S.A., 2001
ISBN 10: 0811823652 / ISBN 13: 9780811823654
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Title: Some People Can't Surf: The Graphic Design ...

Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: A Pictoral Hardback

Book Condition: Good, or Maybe Better

Book Type: AnnArbor SpecialityShop Closed


minor corner wear, pages toward rear have a likke crinkle to them only at top outside corner. Bookseller Inventory # ex0040s

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Synopsis: Art Chantry's contrarian ways have placed him in the pantheon of great modern designers. Some People Can't Surf: The Graphic Design of Art Chantry is the first survey of this visual iconoclast, who also designed the book and packed it with hundreds of his vibrant images. Gritty, funny, and refreshingly low-tech, his award-winning work has promoted countless bands, social causes, and non-profits. Tracing Chantry's career from his covers and layouts for the seminal music magazine The Rocket, to album covers for such cult bands as Mudhoney, the Reverend Horton Heat, and the Fastbacks, Some People Can't Surf is a comprehensive look at his creative evolution. Complete with commentary on the unusual origins and unorthodox processes behind his work, as well as providing context for his oft-copied look, Some People Can't Surf is a much-anticipated exploration of this idiosyncratic design master.

About the Author: Julie Lasky is former managing editor of Print magazine and current editor of Interiors. She lives in New York.

Karrie Jacobs met Art Chantry at the Seattle music magazine The Rocket. She has since edited Colors magazine, served as architecture critic for New York magazine, and currently edits Dwell magazine in San Francisco.

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