Must see: Some Day All The Adults Will Die – Punk Graphics 1971 – 1984

This is showing at the Hayward Gallery Project Space from 14 September – 24 November 2012. An exhibition of raw punk graphics which still have an impact 40-odd years later, there’s an accompanying Rizzoli book: PUNK: An Aesthetic by Johan Kugelberg and Jon Savage. From the press release:

‘Curated by Johan Kugelberg and Jon Savage, the exhibition will include several hundred pieces of previously unseen material from private archives and collections: homemade cassettes, fanzines, posters, handbills, records and clothing. Highlights include work by Gee Vaucher, Linder Sterling, Jamie Reid, Gary Panter, Raymond Pettibon, John Holmstrom and Penny Rimbaud, alongside numerous anonymous artists.’

There’s an endless fascination and romanticism with punk and it feels more relevant than ever now in the DIY digital age. The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art just announced its 2013 Costume Instition exhibition will be called PUNK: Chaos to Couture. Let this whet your appetite…

[MAIN IMAGES © PUNK: An Aesthetic edited by Johan Kugelberg and Jon Savage, Rizzoli, 2012]