‘Untitled, from Punk in Print 1976-1980′
This print is from Oh So Pretty: Punk in Print 1976-80—an unrivalled collection of visually striking ephemera from Britain’s punk subculture. The volume presents 500 artefacts, ‘zines,’ gig posters, flyers, and badges, from well-known and obscure musical acts, designers, venues, and related political groups. While punk was first and foremost a music phenomenon, it reflected a DIY spirit and instantly recognizable aesthetic that was as raw and strident and irrepressible as the music. As disposable as the items in this book once were, together they tell a story about music, history, class, and art, and document a seismic shift in society and visual culture.