Author(s): Vincent Berniere
The punk movement sprang up on the east coast in the late 1960s. It crossed the Atlantic and virtually exploded in London and Paris. This dynamic counter movement churned out heaps of photocopied, hand stapled fanzines that expressed ideas, music and works of art. Some became professional magazines. By creating its own press, the punk movement secured its place and its voice in the history of 20th century art and culture. The book Punk Press compiles the stunning graphics created by these publications, spanning from the East Village, to East London, to the Left Bank, featuring multiple collages, cutouts and handcrafted typography, standing as a visual tour through one of music's most influential movements.
Vincent Berniere is a writer and reporter for the French magazine Technikart. He is also an editor and translator of graphic novels, a comic book scriptwriter, exhibition curator, and a producer of radio documentaries. His latest novel, Extraball (JBZ & Cie), made the top of the 2010 Prix de Flore literary award list. Mariel Primois has served as artistic director for magazines such as Globe, VSD, Actuel, Nova, and Fooding. She has worked in close collaboration with Jean Francois Bizot on all his published books