Wow, it was just the other day that I discovering John Rombola, writing him up as this week's style icon, finding this book on ebay. To my surprise, I found it waiting for me this morning and I just had to tell you about it.
Rombola by Rombola is a really lovely book filled with full page illustrations of the Circus, Bullfights, the Ballet, a Scaasi fashion show, The Opera, At the Beach and all around New York City. The city was his home, and according to the dust jacket, “Alert New Yorker subway riders have for several months been aware of a new spirit in poster art. The posters created by John Rombola for radio station WPAT have served to introduce to thousands of people a new creative talent.”
Man, can you imagine if radio station subway ads of today were introducing talent instead of all those Mega 97.9 ads? 1965 was a stylish time indeed, and Rombola's fresh, fun art fit right in.
If you're a fan (or a new fan like me that's only just heard of him) this book is worth seeking out.