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Too Fast to Live Too Young to Die

Punk & post punk graphics 1976-1986

Andrew Krivine



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01 June 2020
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.
By:   Andrew Krivine
Imprint:   Pavilion
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 276mm,  Width: 216mm,  Spine: 31mm
Weight:   1.770kg
ISBN:   9781911641360
ISBN 10:   1911641360
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   01 June 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Andrew Krivine owns one of the largest private collections of punk and post-punk graphic design and memorabilia in the world. He began collecting when staying with his cousin John Krivine, who founded the seminal punk stores Acme Attractions and BOY in London in the 1970s. Andrew is a resident of New York, and he continues to add to his collection.

Reviews for Too Fast to Live Too Young to Die: Punk & post punk graphics 1976-1986

'A heaven-sent gift to all dedicated followers of punk' * Morning Star * 'If you have even a passing interest in the period, then you should sell your dog (or dog collar) to buy a copy.' * GQ * 'Filled to the brim with iconography that begins with the Velvet Underground in the '60s and ends with the Smiths in the '80s' * Style Zeitgeist (US) *

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