A DYNAMIC, 600-PAGE BOOK ENTITLED SURFING 1778-2015 BY JIM HEIMANN TRACES THE EVOLUTION OF SURFING AS A SPORT, LIFESTYLE AND PHILOSOPHY
Although the exact origin of surfing is indeterminable, what is known is that it was on the islands of Hawaii some 800-years ago that the sport became a cultural entity. There have been many “kings of the waves” in the centuries since, including Duke Kahanamoku, Eddie Aikau, Doc Ball and Tom Blake, perhaps most influential of them all.
Jim Heimann, graphic designer, illustrator, author and wave enthusiast, who collected since his student days the work of artists, designers and photographers who documented surf culture, such as Rick Griffin and LeRoy Grannis, share his obsession for surf from the first recorded European encounter in 1778 by Captain James Cook, right up until the present day with the book “Surfing 1778-2015” published by Taschen.
Here we present a preview of the book.