The South Pasadena Public Library is pleased to partner with the South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC) to present Coffee Table Books Live!, an author talk series that showcases publications about the visual and performing arts. On Wednesday, January 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the Library Community Room, Tom Peak will talk about The Drawings of Bob Peak, which highlights art created by his father, the renowned illustrator Robert “Bob” Peak (d.1992). Seats can be reserved through the Library’s Eventbrite page by visiting www.southpasadenaca.gov/register.
Peak is considered by many to be the “father of the contemporary film poster”. His iconic artwork for films like West Side Story, Camelot, My Fair Lady, Apocalypse Now, and six Star Trek motion pictures make up just a small portion of the work he created during his prolific career. His work was featured in many magazines, including covers for Time and Sports Illustrated, and he was commissioned by the United States Postal Service to design stamps to commemorate the 1984 Olympics.
Peak graduated from, and later taught at, the Art Center College of Design and was the recipient of over 150 awards from organizations including The Society of Illustrators, the Artists Guild, and the Art Directors Club of New York. Peak’s son Tom celebrates his father’s legacy with the publication of The Drawings of Bob Peak, which brings together Peak’s commercial work and never before published drawings, along with memories and stories of his life.
The South Pasadena Public Library is located at 1100 Oxley Street in South Pasadena. The Library Community Room is located at 1115 El Centro Street. Visit the Library website at www.southpasadenaca.gov/library for information about services and programs. The Library is open Monday, Friday, Saturday 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Upon request made no later than four (4) business days before the event, the City will provide a reasonable accommodation for a qualified person with disability to have equal access to the event. Please call (626) 403-7312 or fill out the City’s request form available at www.southpasadenaca.gov and email the form to Human Resources at HR@southpasadenaca.gov.