Too Fast to Live Too Young to Die: Punk & Post Punk Graphics, 1976–1986

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This book features a carefully curated selection of over 650 posters, club flyers, record covers and adverts from the collection. Together they represent the prime years of punk which changed the world of graphic design forever with its do-it-yourself aesthetics.

The artworks are put into context by graphic design experts, academics and commentators. Among them former art director of the New York Times, Steven Heller, reader in graphic design at the London College of Communication Dr. Russ Bestley, graphic design writer Rick Poynor, designer Malcolm Garrett, and Pulitzer Prize-winning editor Michael Wilde. The book spans the growth and evolution of punk on both sides of the Atlantic including The Clash, The Buzzocks, Iggy Pop and The Stooges, Television, The Ramones, Patti Smith, Talking Heads, Devo, Blondie, Flying Lizards, Public Image Ltd, The Only Ones, The Slits, New Order, REM and Joy Division.

A collectable item itself, the book is beautifully produced with front and back cover artwork by Malcolm Garrett and Peter Saville, the designers behind some of punk's most memorable album covers. Arguably the most essential and final work on the graphic design revolution within the punk and post-punk movements of the UK and America, Too Fast To Live Too Young To Die will appeal to punk fans and graphic designers alike.

Written by Andrew Krivine. Published by Pavilion in 2020. Hardcover, measures 11.1 x 8.8 x 1.2 inches, 352 pages. ISBN 9781911641360

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