The Art of British Rock

50 Years of Rock Posters, Flyers and Handbills

From custom-designed posters for late-1950s provincial ballrooms to the computer-generated images of today, rock-'n'-roll graphics have reflected and influenced many crucial changes in popular visual culture over the past half-century. Filled with classic examples — some unseen for many years — The Art of British Rock celebrates the UK's distinct contribution to the tradition, from the era of the Beatles and Rolling Stones to the present-day art of indie guitar bands, cutting edge soloists, and contemporary clubland.

Arranged chronologically, this amazing book features more than 350 posters representing key styles including Pop Art, psychedelic illustration, punk "do-it-yourself" graphics, digital imaging, and more. It examines the work of anonymous artists as well as internationally acclaimed designers, including the Hapshash group in the 1960s, Hipgnosis and Barney Bubbles in the 1970s, and Malcolm Garrett, Peter Saville, and Vaughan Oliver in the 1980s and beyond. All are the subject of special features within each chapter.

Author — Mike Evans.

Paperback. 212 pages. 9¾" × 11" (25 cm × 28 cm.

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