At the Cranbrook Art Museum’s new exhibition “Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986,” punk rock’s visual lexicon comes into focus.
Punk's image is anything but ambiguous. Johan Kugelberg says it best in his book The Art of Punk, co-authored with Jon Savage, “The history of the punk aesthetic cannot be told, only shown.”
Andy Warhol would be proud of Swedish hardcore punk band Pissjar. The members created their own experimental typeface. Using urine.
Steven Heller celebrates the 40th anniversary of the first issue of Punk Magazine.
Steven Heller previews a collection of punk posters from Andrew Krivine's archive, "Too Fast To Live, Too Young To Die," the sina qua non of punk graphics.
Valley Vista is a new gallery exhibition at California State University, Northridge—one that reaches beyond all the shallow regional stereotypes.
Beautifully-created exhibition catalog cover for the new Met exhibit Punk: Chaos to Couture. The catalog is available for purchase here and the exhibtion opens today. Via The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
As the Tea Party and Occupy movements fade from the political scene, anarchy is still visible . . . well, its graphics are, anyway. In England, Autonomy: The Cover Designs of Anarchy, 1961–1970 just hit the streets. And PM Press is singlehandedly keeping anarchy alive with an impressive catalog of revolutionary fare that covers...
Cecilia “C.S.” Pego established a reputation in her native Mexico as “La Diva de la Novela Grafica Mexicana.” Her characteristic use of bold blacks give her comics their graphic power. But her art continues to evolve in sophistication. Sardonia y Chamuco, her 1990s editorial strip, has an hallucinogenic, Skip Williamson–like underground comix intensity. Her jagged, spiky...
“A Punk Etymology,” slipped into the back of Punk: An Aesthetic, informs readers that Shakespeare used the word in Measure for Measure—“My lord, she may be a punk, for many of them are neither maid, widow, nor wife.” That was in 1623; the Bard also penned it into The Merry Wives of Windsor more...