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About the Author
Career experience has included advertising art, publishing art, architectural design, painting, writing, and sculpture. Clients include private collectors, the Hawai'i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, the National Park Service, National Geographic, and major publishers of books and periodicals. His art has appeared on postage stamps for the U.S. Postal Service, the Republic of the Marshall islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and French Polynesia. As a design consultant, he has worked on resorts in Hawai'i and the South Pacific and a cultural center in Fiji.
Research on Polynesian canoes and voyaging led to his participation as general designer and builder of the sailing canoe Hokule'a, on which he served as its first captain. Hokule'a has now made four round trip Hawai'i-Tahiti voyages, and a 16,000 mile pan-Polynesia voyage to New Zealand and back, all navigated without instruments.
In 1984 he was elected a Living Treasure of Hawai'i. In the 1987 "Year of the Hawaiian" celebration, he was one of 16 persons chosen as Po'okela (Champion).
In 2002, Herb won the Hawai'i Book Publishers Association Award for Excellence in Book Publishing.