Linen-backed and unfolded
Excellent condition, with the colours remaining very bright. Very minor restoration to a few surface abrasions.
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The Endless Summer is a ground-breaking surf film, made by filmmaker and narrator Bruce Brown. It follows two surfers on a surfing trip around the world. When the film was first released it inspired many surfers to go abroad, leading to the emergence of surf and travel culture.
This silkscreen day-glo poster for The Endless Summer is one of the most prized 60's surfing posters. John Van Hamersveld was commissioned by Bruce Brown to design the poster artwork for the film. These non-theatrical release posters were released by Personality Posters and sold to surf shops and the like. Most of these popular posters were bought by surf enthusiasts and displayed in their rooms. Not many have survived and they are highly sought after.