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

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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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The graphic impact of punk on display at Cranbrook | THE OAKLAND PRESS

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 […]


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“Shepard Fairey” and “Punk Graphics” at Cranbrook | THE DETROIT NEWS

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Call Shepard Fairey the bait. Cranbrook Art Museum Director Andrew Blauvelt wanted to mount a large show on punk’s influence on graphic art from the 1970s and 1980s, but worried no youngsters would show up. That’s where “Shepard Fairey: Salad Days, 1989-1999” comes in, a small show that takes up one of the galleries at the end […]


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Punk’s Deskilling Spirit Today | PRINT MAG

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

At the Cranbrook Art Museum’s new exhibition (June 16 – October 7) “Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986,” punk rock’s visual lexicon comes into focus. The retrospective exhibit is the largest of its kind and includes displays featuring posters, zines and everything in between from the massive collection of Andrew Krivine, […]


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In The Groove with Shepard Fairey | WDET

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By Ryan Patrick Hooper In the past 30 years, Shepard Fairey has become one of the most popular street artists in the world. From his early creations — like his signature “Obey Giant” designs featuring the likeness of wrestler Andre the Giant (pictured above) — to his 2008 campaign poster for Barack Obama, Fairey has carved a path […]


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Punk Graphics, Shepard Fairey Exhibits to Debut at Cranbrook Art Museum | HOUR DETROIT

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BY EMMA KLUG Galleries will feature DIY-style posters, zines, and album covers Following a series of exhibitions that focused on street art, Cranbrook Art Museum is now attempting to explore the cultural impact of punk and post-punk through its new exhibits Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986 and Shepard Fairey: Salad Days, 1989-1999. […]


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Punk rock meets visual art at a pair of shows at Cranbrook | METRO TIMES

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By Lee DeVito 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 […]


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Punk art shouts from the walls of Cranbrook in new show | OAKLAND PRESS

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By Joseph Szczesny, For Digital First Media Punk music has made loud waves ever since the 1970s. But the punk sensibility also caught on with visual artists, who used a variety of media to stretch the philosophy of punk beyond music into different corners of popular culture, says Andrew Blauvelt, the director of the Cranbrook […]


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How punk rock changed the course of design history | CO. DESIGN

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BY KELSEY CAMPBELL-DOLLAGHAN Punk, and its associated subcultures, revolutionized design practice. A slew of new shows and books reckons with its impact. Do you remember the first zine someone put in your hands? If you lived through punk’s heydey, or any of the subcultures that reverberated down from its birth to echo into the mid-aughts, […]


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Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics 1976-1986 opens at Cranbrook Art Museum | DEZEEN

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

Photo by PD Rearick “If punk birthed a thousand garage bands, it certainly birthed as many designers,” says Punk Graphics curator By Gunseli Yalcinkaya The curator of a new exhibition on punk graphics at Detroit’s Cranbrook Art Museum, has selected five key works that explore the movement in the United States and United Kingdom. The […]


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