Reasons To Be Cheerful: The Life & Work of Barney Bubbles
Publication date: November 2008
“Barney Bubbles is the missing link between pop and culture.”
Barney Bubbles was a giant of graphic design whose prodigious output is revered by musicians, artists, fellow designers and music and pop culture fans.
Bubbles' body of work included early posters for the Rolling Stones, brand and product design for Sir Terence Conran, layouts for underground magazines OZ and Friends and collaborations with many bands and performers, from counter-culture collective Hawkwind to new wave stars Elvis Costello, Ian Dury, Nick Lowe, Graham Parker, The Damned and Billy Bragg.
Bubbles links the colourful underground optimism of the 60s to the sardonic and manipulative art which accompanied punk’s explosion, and influenced a generation of design talent including Neville Brody, Art Chantry, Malcolm Garrett and Peter Saville.
The lavishly illustrated Reasons To Be Cheerful contains hundreds of images and many full-colour plates.
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