Item #7087 Mexico City Punks Flyers Collection: Tianguis Cultural del Chopo
Mexico City Punks Flyers Collection: Tianguis Cultural del Chopo
Mexico City Punks Flyers Collection: Tianguis Cultural del Chopo
Mexico City Punks Flyers Collection: Tianguis Cultural del Chopo
Mexico City Punks Flyers Collection: Tianguis Cultural del Chopo
Mexico City Punks Flyers Collection: Tianguis Cultural del Chopo
Mexico City Punks Flyers Collection: Tianguis Cultural del Chopo

Mexico City Punks Flyers Collection: Tianguis Cultural del Chopo

Mexico City: various publishers, [1989-2023]. Collection of 103 flyers (from 3 3⁄4 x 4 in. to 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄2 in.), 3 leaflets (from 5 1/3 x 8 1⁄4 in. to 8 1⁄2 x 11 in.), and 13 posters (from 17 x 22 in. to 21 1/2 x 34 in.) Offset and xeroxes. All very good to near fine. Item #7087

Collection of 104 flyers, 13 posters, and 3 political leaflets from the Punk, Goth, Metal, and Emo scenes that emerged in Mexico City’s Tianguis Cultural del Chopo, a flea market near Mexico City’s downtown that became a countercultural hub and hangout for punk youth. Spanning three decades, this collection includes over a hundred handbills and flyers. These handbills illustrate the wild changes and trajectories of the scene in “El Chopo,” and present a distinctly baroque, maximalist, and popular design sensibility; the flyers are often stuffed with names, logos, and scrunched images. The Collection also contains political communiqués that circulated in the scene, such as bulletins from anti-racist skinheads and a flyer for a national strike. Though anarchism is a strong current through this wide-spanning selection, there are also flyers wholly oriented towards a pop sensibility, promoting covers shows of famous Anglo bands such as the Beatles, the Doors, Queen, etc.

A remarkably extensive collection of one of Mexico’s most renowned and lively countercultural scenes.

Price: $4,500.00