IT HAS TO START SOMEWHERE FOR ALL OF US. For Hall of Fame Artist/Designer, STEVE STANFORD, it began at a library in St. Louis, Missouri when he latched onto the October, 1963 Issue of "Hot Rod" Magazine.
Steve and I both have St. Louis as our Hometown, and, as this Interview takes place you'll hear Steve's story of how he first got hooked on Rods & Customs, how drawing came naturally to him, AND, who was the key player in getting his first pieces of Rod & Custom artwork published.
Steve is not only a superb Illustrator, but a fun guy to spend time with. This is one Interview I thoroughly enjoyed doing and you'll see that we both had fun with it ! JK
(Above: St. Louis After Dark, in Steve & Jonnie's Hometown, Featuring the World-Renowned Gateway Arch ! )
(Above: Jonnie (left) and Steve (right) Crusin' in Jeff Myers' '57 Caddy Seville ! )
(Above left & right: Steve's Sketch Pad renderings of a couple of cool 70's Dusters ! Rod AND Custom !! )
SEE A GREAT FEATURE ON STEVE, that profiles his long career, in Street Rodder Premium, Vol. 2, No. 1, Summer 2011.
The story is written by industry vet Chris Shelton, begins on Page 64, and has lots of info & pix of Steve...PLUS, it shows many of his illustrations & concepts done through the years.
This is one issue that definitely belongs in your personal library ! JK
(NOTE: All image/photos on this page courtesy of their original owners/copyright holders...with sincere thanks ! )
SPECIAL: Hear Steve's stories about creating a style, his personal heroes, and, his Hall Of Fame Induction ! All you have to do is click-on this link ...and you're there !