An astonishing collection of over 700 original scans of printed ephemera and memorabilia from the prime years of the punk and post-punk movements.
Since finding punk in the summer of 1976, Andrew Krivine has amassed one of the world's largest collections of punk graphic design and memorabilia, with part of his collection exhibiting at the Cranbrook Art Museum in Michigan, before moving to the New York Museum of Arts and Design, and many other such spaces around the world in 2020 and 2021. This book represents the cream of that collection--over 700 original scans of posters, flyers, covers, and ads from the prime years of the movement, which changed the world of graphic design forever.
Too Fast to Live tells of one man's obsession with creating an unparalleled collection of punk memorabilia. The illustrative content of the book is verified, critically assessed, and given provenance by an array of graphic design experts, academics, and commentators, among them Steven Heller (former art director at the New York Times), Russ Bestley, Professor Rick Poynor, Malcolm Garrett, and Pulitzer and National Book Award-winning editor Michael Wilde. The unique mix of imagery and text makes this arguably the most essential and definitive work on the graphic design revolution within the punk and post-punk movements of America and the U.K.
About the Author
Andrew Krivine, while staying with his cousin John, who founded the seminal punk stores Acme Attractions and BOY in London in 1976, began building his vast collection of punk and post-punk graphic design. A resident of New York, he continues to add to his collection.
"Andrew Krivine is arguably the most passionate Punk music devotee in the world." —DART: DESIGN ARTS DAILY