Also featured in the exhibition are original paste-ups of punk fanzines from the collections of John Ingham, Geoffrey Weiss, and Bruce Griffiths and a selection of hand-printed Australian, British, and American punk rock posters all spanning the years 1976 to 1983. We are showing original stencils from the Crass archive. These stencils are the ground zero of recent urban wall art. They were hand cut and utilized to full effect for the détournement of advertising billboards on the London Underground. They were also the origin for the backs of tens of thousands of punker leather motorcycle jackets.
Exhibit curator Johan Kugelberg says:
These materials on display highlight the genius of the self-starter impulse. Back in the day before these choices had become aestheticized, lots of striking visual solutions and epiphanies took place. I think people who see these items will feel pretty damn inspired to DIY themselves. Hopefully not to death.