Patric Nagel was in the forefront of a new wave of illustration in Los Angeles in the late 1970's and early 80's, re-imagining the graphic arts and in the process defining Los Angeles as the epicenter of award-winning visual arts. See "Patrick Nagel Biography." Nagel. Retrieved 2014-11-29. According to Elena G. Millie, curator of the poster collection at the Library of Congress, "Nagel was influenced by the Japanese woodblock print, with figures silhouetted against a neutral background, with strong areas of black and white, and with bold line and unusual angles of view. He handled colors with rare originality and freedom; he forced perspective from flat, two-dimensional images; and he kept simplifying, working to get more across with fewer elements. His simple and precise imagery is also reminiscent of the art-deco style of the 1920s and 1930s- its sharp linear treatment, geometric simplicity, and stylization of form yield images that are formal yet decorative." See "Patrick Nagel". Wikipedia. Retrieved 2014-11-29.