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2015/05/22

Punk influences on graphic design

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This article, encouraging and intellectualizing the use of punk style in graphic design, is not entirely punk. All apologies. That being said…

Don’t Accept What They’re Giving You

With New York and London were at the epicenter of this invention of a subculture, and bands like New York’s The Ramones and London’s The Sex Pistols led the punk uprising from a small sect to a phenomenon. With these newly formed identities and values came new forms of graphical expression to match their means and their ideals. Punk expounds an aesthetic and a mood that is aggressive and contemporary, urban and raw, ephemeral and instantaneous, regressive and regurgitated. It’s about a group of people calling for change through joyful havoc.

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