Oh So Pretty: Punk in Print 1976–80 brings together rarely seen, visually striking ephemera from Britain’s punk subculture. Over 450 examples of printed material – fanzines, gig posters, flyers, and badges – from well-known as well as obscure musical acts, designers and venues.
The collection includes flyers for iconic bands, such as The Clash, The Damned, The Slits, X-Ray Spex, The Ramones and The Jam. Famous examples include Linder Sterling’s collage for the Buzzcocks’ single ‘Orgasm Addict’ and Jamie Reid's iconic collage for The Sex Pistols' 'God Save The Queen'. See the gallery below for more examples.
The book's content is drawn from the collection of artist, designer and collector Toby Mott, which writer Rick Poynor describes as “raw, messy and seething with life. It’s both an arresting document of what happened and an incitement to seize the moment, reject the obvious choices, find some like-minded collaborators and construct something challenging and new”.
Oh So Pretty: Punk in Print 1976-80 is out now, published by Phaidon.
Paperback £19.95, 450 colour and black and white illustrations, 512 pages, 280 x 215 mm
ISBN 978 0 7148 7275 9