Cranbrook Art Museum in the News

How Punk Influenced Shepard Fairey – Formative Years of Obey Giant in Michigan | WIDEWALLS

Cranbrook Art Museum in the NewsPress CoverageShepard Fairey

An American contemporary street artist, graphic designer, activist, and illustrator who emerged from the skateboarding scene, Shepard Fairey has inspired generations of artists with his through provoking and often controversial pieces. An icon of the contemporary art scene in the country and beyond, he is best known for his Obey series, a street art project and an experiment in phenomenology, his […]


Tagged: graffiti, Shepard Fairey, street art

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Cranbrook Art Museum unveils two new exhibits | THE OAKLAND PRESS, MACOMB DAILY, DAILY TRIBUNE

Cranbrook Art Museum in the NewsPress CoverageShepard Fairey

The Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills launches its two summer exhibitions — Too Fast To Live, Too Young To Die: Punk Graphics 1976-1986 and Shepard Fairey: Salad Days 1989-1999 — on Friday, June 16, slated to run through Oct. 7. Fairey will be in town to speak on Saturday, June 16, and other special […]


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Anarchy at the museum: Punk rock meets visual art at a pair of shows at Cranbrook | METROTIMES

Cranbrook Art Museum in the NewsPress CoverageShepard FaireyToo Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986

As Cranbrook Art Museum director Andrew Blauvelt points out, the Latin root of the word “amatuer” is “love” — and that’s the spirit behind two upcoming shows at the museum, which delve into the visual world of punk rock ethos. “If you’re a graphic designer or nerd like I am, you’ll understand punk, because it […]


Tagged: 2018, Graphic Design, punk

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Cranbrook’s Shepard Fairey exhibit offers a portrait of the artist as a young rebel | DETROIT FREE PRESS

Cranbrook Art Museum in the NewsPress CoverageShepard Fairey

There’s no doubt the do-it-yourself mentality of punk rock runs through the DNA of Shepard Fairey’s work. With his retrospective exhibition “Salad Days, 1989-1999,” which arrives this weekend at the Cranbrook Art Museum, the iconic contemporary artist looks back on how the anti-authoritarian attitudes associated with skateboarding and the punk rock that provided the sport’s soundtrack influenced […]


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

Cranbrook Art Museum in the NewsPress CoverageShepard FaireyToo Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986

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 […]


Tagged: 2018

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All the cool art and artists we saw at the Shepard Fairey/Punk preview party (photo gallery) | METROTIMES

Cranbrook Art Museum in the NewsPress CoverageShepard FaireyToo Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986

This summer Cranbrook Art Museum dives head-first into the depths of punk and post-punk culture with the debut of Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986 and Shepard Fairey: Salad Days, 1989-1999. The museum kicked off the event on Friday night. Check out all our shots of the fun. June 15, […]


Tagged: 2018

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Cranbrook Art Museum launches Punk Graphics and Shepard Fairey exhibitions | ARTDAILY

Cranbrook Art Museum in the NewsPress CoverageShepard FaireyToo Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH.- This summer, Cranbrook Art Museum will debut the exhibitionToo Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986, the largest exhibition of its kind exploring the unique visual language of the punk and post-punk movements from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s. “Since its rebellious inception in the 1970s, punk has always exhibited very visual […]


Tagged: 2018, Graphic Design

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The graphic impact of punk on display at Cranbrook | THE VOICE

Cranbrook Art Museum in the NewsPress CoverageToo Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986

Nothin’ to do and nowhere to go? Don’t let the summer heat make you feel sedated. Running through Oct. 7, Cranbrook Art Museum debuts the exhibition “Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986,” the largest exhibition of its kind, exploring the unique visual language of the punk movement as it evolved […]


Tagged: Graphic Design, punk

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Cranbrook Art Museum unveils two new exhibits | THE NEWS HERALD

Cranbrook Art Museum in the NewsPress CoverageToo Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986

  The Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills launches its two summer exhibitions — Too Fast To Live, Too Young To Die: Punk Graphics 1976-1986 and Shepard Fairey: Salad Days 1989-1999 — on Friday, June 16, slated to run through Oct. 7. Fairey will be in town to speak on Saturday, June 16, and other […]


Tagged: Graphic Design, punk, Shepard Fairey

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Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk As Design at Cranbrook Art Museum | WDET

Cranbrook Art Museum in the NewsPress CoverageToo Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986

Punk has invaded the Cranbrook Art Museum. The new exhibition “Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986” is open now and runs through October 7th. Cranbrook Art Museum director Andrew Blauvelt says the general arc of the exhibition starts during the minimalist days of punk design in the early 1970s before an “explosion of color” arrives […]


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