Victor is recognized for originating an enduring graphic style instrumental in defining both underground comix and the psychedelic rock posters of the ’60s, and for their indelible impact on American culture. He won the AIGA medal in 2018.
I spent some time chatting with Victor at the AIGA Gala. Right after he won the award, he came back at the table and said to me,
"You know as a kid, I did not like studying or attending classes or school. I would stare outside the window waiting for summer to come. It would take forever. "
(after a pause, he added) "Today, I blink my eyes and seasons change. All I wish for is to go back to those days when summer took long to arrive."
At 82, his energy is unbeatable.
If you could be rich with one thing, what would it be?
Art. Creating art is all I've known. I would keep doing it.