Renowned cyberpunk novelist William Gibson is joining Tony Drayton, editor of Ripped & Torn, one of the first UK punk fanzines, and Kill Your Pet Puppy – arguably the most aesthetically interesting anarcho-punk fanzines of the ’80s; John Holmstrom, writer, cartoonist and legendary editor of the iconic Punk magazine; and artist Gee Vaucher, whose record covers and newsletters for anarcho-punk band Crass in the late 1970s and early ’80s influenced graphics for political protest as well as for music for a panel discussing Punk Graphics in the Purcell Room at London’s South Bank on Thursday 13 September at 7 p.m.
It accompanies a new exhibition, ‘Someday All the Adults Will Die!’ Punk Graphics 1971 – 1984 in the Hayward Gallery Project Space from Thursday 14 September – 4 November 2012, an overview of punk graphic design from before, during, and after the punk years. 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.
Admission is free. A new book Punk: An Aesthetic is published on 14 September by Rizzoli