Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires and Riots: California & Graphic Design 1936-1986 by Louise Sandhaus

Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Thames & Hudson (January 2015)
Language: English
Selected by Tank

This is the first book to comprehensively cover 50 years of California graphic design, in all its sun-saturated, loosely composed glory. Psychedelic designs, gig posters and hoardings make up the volume. Louise Sandhaus, editor of this edition, says to think of the book as “a dinner party that serves only desserts… a heavily curated selection based on little more than the way the heart quickens when the eye encounters something radiant, wonderful and new.”


  • Fires and Riots #1
  • Fires and Riots #2
  • Fires and Riots #3