The Museum of Arts and Design Presents “Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die”

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Readers will have to pardon my tardiness about this exhibit that just recently opened at The Museum of Arts and Design called “Too Fast To Live, Too Young To Die”. The exhibit is an homage to Punk Graphics and Iconography and the full scoop about it from the museums website can be observed below. Please take a look.

About the Exhibition:
More than forty years after punk exploded onto the music scenes of New York and London, its impact on the larger culture is still being felt. Born in a period of economic malaise, punk’s energy coalesced into a powerful subcultural phenomenon that transcended music to affect other fields, and especially graphic design. Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die explores the visual language of punk through hundreds of its most memorable graphics, from the shocking remixes of expropriated images and texts to the DIY zines and flyers that challenged the commercial slickness of the mainstream media.

“Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986” is organized by Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and curated by Andrew Blauvelt, Director, with the assistance of Steffi Duarte. The presentation at the Museum of Arts and Design was managed by Curatorial Assistant Alida Jekabson.

Unless otherwise noted, all objects in this exhibition are courtesy of Andrew Krivine. The Museum of Arts and Design is extremely grateful for his support of this exhibition.


Sponsors: The exhibition is sponsored in part by Dr. Martens with the support of Marian and Russell Burke, Michael and Patti Dweck, The Paulsen Family Foundation, and Flora Major for the Kutya Major Foundation.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: “Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986” will run from April 9, 2019 through August 18, 2019 and admission will run between $12-16 depending on your age. As you read this announcement, I am actually going through a bunch of photos that I took last night when I attended one of their Members Only functions. I was the guest of my friends over at Ghost Cult Magazine and it was a good night of networking, finger foods and drink, enjoying some art and watching the Sex Pistols own John Lydon (Johnny Rotten) do a very opinionated Q&A. Please stay tuned for my visuals which I hope to have online by the end of the week and don’t forget that the “Play It Loud – The Instruments Of Rock and Roll” exhibit that also just opened at The Metropolitan Museum Of Art. Feel free to chime in with your thoughts about this exhibit as we always love to hear from you. Ciao for now.

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