The Art of Punk
From the first rip and torn/cut and paste/glued and photocopied punkrock magazine Ratdraaierszzz (1980-1983) through band flyers and graphics for Dutch hardcorepunkband ZMIV and the early zeros post punk graphics. The emphasis is the final collection of images created brain inflammation caused by chronic Lyme Disease which eventually lead to acquired brain injury (ABI)
Old school DIY transformed from the subculture into a bizarre, mesmirizing parallel world. Punk rock gave birth to an art movement that was little appreciated at the time but soon became influential around the globe. The Art of Punk movement revolutionized design in ways whose influence is still felt today, and reflected the consciousness of a counterculture with a clarity seldom seen since.
Front Cover of the legendary and frequently copied “Banzai here’s ZMIV beware e.p ” Collectors item
The Art of Punk communicates the explosive energy and “messthetic” rawness of punk graphics with persuasive power. This was an art of expediency, making use of collage, cartoon drawings, hand-lettering, rub-down lettering, ransom-note lettering, stencils rubber-stamping and black and white Xerox copying, as well as silkscreen and offset litho. These ideas were directly taken from who might be the under-recognized predecessors to punk, the Dadaists, who — much like the punks — valued scissors and glue over paint and brushes.
The evolution from the early eighties untill now : The emphasis at Artepovera.nl will be on the current work and final collection of images :altered images 5.0