This poster claims "it's summer somewhere in the world." But there's 96 days until summer here...not that we're counting.
The poster, in our @amhistorymuseum's collection, was designed by John Van Hamersveld for the 1964's "The Endless Summer." The movie followed two young surfers as they went around the globe in search of the perfect wave, and helped give rise to the popularity of surf culture that continues to this day.
Van Hamersveld was the art director for “Surfer” magazine and a friend of R. Paul Allen, the assistant cinematographer on the movie. He was only paid $150 for the iconic design, and Allen hired silk-screener Eric Askew to produce the poster in a garage in Costa Mesa, Calif.