Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986
April 9 – August 18, 2019
The Museum of Arts and Design
2 Columbus Cir, New York, NY
The Museum of Arts and Design in Manhattan is showcasing a collection of promotional prints, graphics and flyers from the punk era of the 70s and 80s in the exhibit “Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986”.
Punk became a driving force to the music scenes of cities like New York and London throughout the late 70s and early 80s as a representation of general discontentment with the economy, government and society. Punk rock was meant to reject notions of mainstream success and the lifestyle of excess that came with it. Almost 40 years later, the impact of punk culture can still be seen in modern representations of alternative music, primarily in the form of graphic, colorful promotional prints.
By including graphics from iconic bands like The Sex Pistols, The Cure, and the Ramones, this exhibition explores punk culture through the era’s most memorable images, showcasing how the original narrative of punk can still be seen in contemporary media and marketing.
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