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Surfer Magazine

March 2012 John was featured in the March 2012 issue of Surfer Magazine. Click here for full article.

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The Surfer’s Journal – John’s Travel Journals

February-March 2012 6 page spread in TSJ featuring sketches and doodles from John’s travel journals. According to The Surfer’s Journal: “It’s not often that an artist opens up his sketchbook for the world to see, but then John Severson’s never been one to shy away from sharing his vision of surfing with the world. Culled from recent travels and tranquil …

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Print Ad From Left to Right, Paul Hornung, Frank Gifford, Bob Cousey (on board), John Severson and Ken Venturi (Old guns now). A nice paste-up Sunset Beach surf shot by Homer Groening (the Jantzen Ad genius and father of ‘The Simpsons’ creator Matt Groening). “We were actually on the beach at Sunset. Homer and his wife Marge left their young …

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Magazine Articles and Other Press A selection of magazine articles and press featuring John’s art and photography show at Colette, in Paris, France, January 2005. Big show–lots of press.

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Hemispheres Magazine

2003 The watercolor “Roaring Rights” appears on the cover of United Airlines magazine in November of 2003, along with an in-depth article on John, his life, travels and art.

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Front Page Article 2006 The front page article on surf art gives the genre a huge boost. Phone rings off the hook. Commissions fly. January 2006.

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2005 Surfrider Foundation sponsors a successful benefit auction in October 2005 featuring surfboards painted by well-known surfers and artists such as Julian Schnabel, Gus Van Sant, Rick Rietveld, Michael Cassidy, David Carson and old what’s-his-name Sevo guy. All artists donate. Foundation flourishes. Ocean benefits. Support them.

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Hometown Press

2004 John is featured in the local newspapers when his book, Surf Fever is released in 2004.

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Japan Times

2006 March 2, 2006. In-depth article on “capturing the stoke” and how surf artists have now gained respectability hits Japanese press. John is popular in Japan and often appears in editorials and advertisements.