Those who lived in the Los Angeles area will fondly remember the Pan-Pacific Auditorium, a majestic structure near Beverly Hills. Designed and built in 1935, this Southern California landmark was perhaps the finest example of Streamline Moderne architecture. The four soaring aircraft-fin towers at its entrance were a unique architectural element which greatly influenced art deco design.
The grand, elegant structure hosted many cultural events including concerts, sporting events and presidential campaigns. But the fortunes of the building took a turn for the worse in 1972, when the larger Los Angeles Convention Center was built: the Pan-Pacific Auditorium was closed shortly thereafter. Sadly, after years of neglect, the historic landmark was damaged by several fires in the 1980s and was completely destroyed by an intense blaze in 1989.
This limited-edition poster was designed by David Occhino to commemorate the development of the Pan-Pacific typeface which revived the lettering used on auditorium's signage.