“A poster about a tribute to the legacy of legendary song of Eden Ahbez
that continues to be covered by many famous artists.”
“Nature Boy” is a song first recorded by American jazz singer Nat King Cole.
It was released on 1948, and appeared on the album, The Nat King Cole Story.
The song was written in 1947 by eden ahbez and is partly autobiographical.
It is a tribute to ahbez’s mentor Bill Pester, who had originally introduced him
to Naturmensch and Lebensreform philosophies, which ahbez practiced.
Following Cole’s success with the song, rival record companies released cover
versions of “Nature Boy” by other artists like Frank Sinatra and Sarah Vaughan,
which were also successful. The legendary song was used in various films
and it continues to be covered by many famous artists.
This poster was designed for a homage to the song, and was inspired by the lyrics
of eden ahbez (that he wanted his name to be written only in lowercase letters).