Cranbrook’s ‘Too Fast to Live’ exhibit celebrates the art of punk rock | DETROIT FREE PRESS

Cranbrook Art Museum in the News
Press Coverage
Shepard Fairey
Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986

July 2, 2018

From album covers to concert posters, each genre of music comes equipped with its own visual language that often feels like an extension of the music itself.

At the Cranbrook Art Museum’s new exhibition “Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986,”  punk rock’s visual lexicon gets its due. The exhibit is considered to be the largest of its kind and includes displays featuring posters, zines and everything in between.

While “Too Fast to Live” isn’t an exhibit based on musical history, it does manage to present a roughly chronological and visual timeline tracing the evolution of the punk and new wave music genres overseas and in the U.S. via New York City.

During this era, New York served as ground zero for a critical mass of counterculture musicians and artists who were forging an aesthetic that continues to be an influential force in contemporary design.

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