This is a 1974 Warren Lamm pictorial bird's eye view map of the San Francisco Bay Area promoting the KNTV television station based in San Jose, California. The map depicts the region from Sausalito to Salinas and from Hollister to the Pacific Ocean. Wonderfully illustrated, San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose are among the highlighted cities. Palo Alto, San Mateo, Berkeley, Capitola, Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Salinas are also labeled, as are numerous others. Every city is illustrated by its most famous landmarks: San Francisco and its streetcars, Berkeley and the University of California, Palo Alto and Stanford University, and, of course, San Jose and a gigantic KNTV sign. The Golden Gate Bridge and the Oakland Bay Bridge, regional landmarks and engineering marvels, are also illustrated. State beaches and parks are identified, adding to Lamm's friendly approach. Orange hills in the background round out the piece's fantastic aesthetic.
Publication History and CensusThis map was designed and illustrated by Warren Lamm and published by KNTV in 1974. This piece is not cataloged in the OCLC and we are unaware of any other surviving examples.
Warren Edgar Lamm (August 7, 1937 - Present) was an American artist and illustrator. Born in Walnut Park, California, Lamm attended the Chuvinard Art Institute, graduating in 1958, and San Jose State University, receiving a Bachelor's degree in 1963. Lamm soon found a job as a staff artist for San Jose-based KNTV-Channel 11, a position he held from 1963 until 1968 when he was promoted to art director. He worked as the art director for KNTV until 1976, when he accepted a position at KRON-Channel 4 in San Francisco as a senior designer, which he held until 1993. Learn More...
Very good. Even overall toning. Blank on verso.