Graphic Art of the Underground; from Psychedelia to Punk

Graphic Art of the Underground; from Psychedelia to Punk

This one-off event will be celebrating and discussing the history of graphic art from the underground 1965 to 1980; a decade and a half of controversies, and hidden histories.

 

Expect debate around examples of the mind-bending effects that LSD had on the visual art of the late-1960s, the rise to prominence of underground comix and the visual aesthetic of counterculture magazines, and the overtly political graphics of the anti-Vietnam war and Black Power movements. And, in the late 1970s, Jamie Reid’s provocative cut-up anti-design, the visual output of key figures such as Malcolm Garrett, Peter Saville, Neville Brody, Savage Pencil and Linder Sterling, as well as Gee Vaucher’s work for the anarcho-punk band, Crass and Winston Smith’s for the Dead Kennedys and other US West Coast punk bands.

 

The event takes place on Monday October 27th at 6.30pm in the lovely International Anthony Burgess Foundation building on 3 Cambridge St in Manchester, and is hosted by DJ/writer Dave Haslam and features Ian Lowey and Suzy Prince, the co-authors of a new book, 'The Graphic Art of the Underground: A Countercultural History’ and former co-publishers of the alternative arts and culture magazine, ‘Nude’. Copies of 'The Graphic Art of the Underground: A Countercultural History’ will be on sale on the night.

 

Tickets £4 plus £1.25 booking fees (available here; http://bit.ly/1CGjHzh).

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