Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986 with a Poster from the accompanying Shepard Fairey Exhibition, Salad Days

By: Dyki, Judy, ed.; Blauvelt, essays

Price: $80.00

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Book Condition: Fine


Newspaper format in three sections, approx. 37 by 57.5 cm, printed in color and black and white on 55 gsm Improved Newsprint, [52] pp., well-illustrated, housed in the original 33 by 40.5 cm ziplock-style bag. Fine in near fine bag. An impressive production, this catalog chronicles the Too Fast exhibition which explored “the printed matter—posters, flyers, zines, and album covers–produced by and for the punk and post-punk music scenes in the US and UK. Arranged thematically, the project considers the visual strategies and graphic language of punk, including: punk’s use of parody and pastiche through the appropriation of preexisting images; the influence of popular cultural forms such as comics and science fiction, and horror genres; the techniques of collage and montage; the do-it-yourself world of flyers and zines; the ascent of new wave graphics and typographic experimentation in the 1980s; the influence of propaganda graphics; and the cross-fertilization between the worlds of art and punk.” Also included is a poster that was given out at the opening for the companion exhibition Shepard Fairey: Salad Days, 1989-1999. The exhibit poster measures 50.7 by 38.1 cm and features an Andre the Giant stencil-in-process graphic. Fine. Salad Days considered “the first 10 years of Fairey’s artistic practice, and its roots in the graphic language and philosophies of the punk scene. Punk’s ethos played a decisive role in the artist’s early work. ‘When I discovered punk rock, and realized that music could have an attitude in its style but a specific point of view in its lyrics,’ states Fairey, ‘I became even more interested in how it works as a way of shaping attitudes and culture.’ From 1989 to 1999, the artist adopted many of punk’s biting and playful graphic strategies, as well as its low-tech methods of production and distribution.”1 Also laid in is a Cranbrook brochure promoting upcoming events, including Too Fast to Live and Salad Days.

Title: Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986 with a Poster from the accompanying Shepard Fairey Exhibition, Salad Days

Author Name: Dyki, Judy, ed.; Blauvelt, essays

Categories: Design, Music, Punk, Graffiti, Street Art,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Bloomfield Hills, MI, Cranbrook Art Museum, printed by The Newspaper Club, London: 2018

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Fine

Seller ID: 3352