Friday, September 24: The London Design Festival seems an apt occasion to take stock of the creative anarchy of British punk rock with “Loud Flash: British Punk on Paper,” a poster exhibition at Haunch of Venison gallery. The exhibition allows the public to glimpse the personal archives of curator and designer Toby Mott, who has gathered more than 1000-punk related posters, fanzines, and other printed paraphernalia over three decades.
Also in the spirit of creative free-for-all is Neville Brody’s weeklong Anti Design Festival, which according to its organizers “has been created in response to 25 years of cultural deep freeze in the UK” as well as the “pretty commerciality of the London Design Festival.”
And if that’s not enough punk for you, French “graphic commando” Bazooka is exhibiting at Aubin Gallery in conjunction with the Anti Design Festival until October 3rd. You can also catch a retrospective of graphic designer Barney Bubbles, who designed assorted record sleeves, posters and other musical sundries for clients such as Stiff Records, The Damned, and Ian Dury, at Chelsea Space gallery, until October 23rd.