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Friday, 14th Sep 2012
A new exhibition at London’s Hayward Gallery Project Space explores the graphic design surrounding the punk movement from 1971 – 1984. Curated by Johan Kugelberg and Jon Savage, Someday all the Adults Will Die features several hundred pieces of previously unseen material selected from private collections and archives. Homemade cassettes, fanzines, posters, records and clothing surround the space; created by the likes of Gee Vaucher and Gary Panter alongside numerous anonymous artists.
© PUNK: An Aesthetic edited by Johan Kugelberg and Jon Savage, Rizzoli, 2012
This now distinctive DIY style emerged as an expression of the movement’s youthful rebellion and anti-authoritarian mentality, creating a powerful aesthetic that’s influence is still visible today. Much of the graphic material from this period was created by inspired amateurs, allowing them to tap into a rough-hewn style to create their own handcrafted visual language. Highlights from the show include original press releases and pamphlets for the Sex Pistols and Ramones, as well as early fanzines including London's Outrage, Punk, Sniffin' Glue and Surburban Press.
The exhibition coincides with the publication of Punk: An Aesthetic, a new book featuring essays by William Gibson and Linder Sterling; edited by the show's curators Kugelberg and Savage.
Someday All the Adults Will Die: Punk Graphics 1971 - 1984 opens on 14 September 2012 and runs until 4 November 2012 at the Hayward Gallery Project Space, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX
Tuesday, 31st Jul 2012
Writer and journalist Marcus Hearn has created new book THE WHO (Titan Books, July 2012) which traces the progress of the seminal band from their status as sharp-suited mods, to psychedelic stars and pioneers of rock opera. Hearn - who previously wrote the story of the Beatles’ final world tour Eight Days a Week – followed the multi-million record selling band on the road and during several iconic TV and festival performances.
THE WHO by Marcus Hearn (Titan Books, July 2012)
The captivating book contains over 160 rare and unseen images, ranging from live shots of the group's pub gigs from the summer of 1964 to the Isle of Wight Festival, the Marquee Club and 2005's Live 8. Available now via Titan Books, priced £14.99.
Friday, 27th Jul 2012
It's been a busy year for Blur, with the release of new material Under the Westway and The Puritan and the small matter of a certain closing concert to prepare for. After working on individual projects - ranging from opera to cheese production – the band have regrouped for what may well be one of the most poignant years in their 21 as a band. In celebration, the Londonewcastle Project Space has teamed up with EMI and Spotify to present Blur 21: The Exhibition. The collection of over 70 images follows the band from the release of their debut album Leisure in 1991, with many never-before-seen shots taken by the likes of Penny Smith, Paul Postle and Banksy.
Blur with Phil Daniels © Paul Postle
Curated by Dave Brolan, a leading expert on music photography, the exhibition includes shots from the group’s earliest beginnings as ‘Seymour’, through the 1990s and the height of Britpop to their current status as BRIT award winners for their Outstanding Contribution to Music. The varied selection of images includes stage shots, artwork and now iconic portraits, making this a must for fans of the band and Britpop aficionados.