A collection of over 700 original scans of printed ephemera and memorabilia from the prime years of the punk and post-punk movements.
Andy Krivine found himself and punk in the long hot summer of 1976, when staying with a cousin who was at the heart of the protean movement in London. Since then he has amassed one of the world's largest collections of punk graphic design and memorabilia, with part of his collection currently on display at the Cranbrook Art Museum in Michigan and moving to the New York Museum of Art among many other such spaces around the world in 2020 and 2021.
This book represents the cream of that collection - over 700 original scans of posters, flyers, covers and ads from the prime years of the movement which changed the world of graphic design forever. Unlike previous books of punk memorabilia, Too Fast to Live Too Young to Die doesn't seek to tell the story of punk - we all know that - but instead tells of one man's obsession with creating a definitive and unparalleled collection of punk memorabilia.
The illustrative content of Too Fast To Live Too Young To Die is verified, critically assessed and given provenance by an array of graphic design experts, academics and commentators, among them Steven Heller (former art director NY Times), Russ Bestley (reader in graphic design at LCP), Prof Rock Poynor, Malcolm Garrett and Pullitzer and National Book Award-winning editor Michael Wilde.
The unique mix of imagery and text makes this arguably the most essential and final work on the graphic design revolution within the punk and post-punk movements of America and the UK.