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The punk movement is well known by some of its flesh and music icons but has never been particularly associated with design, with the line of thi… Read More
The punk movement is well known by some of its flesh and music icons but has never been particularly associated with design, with the line of thinking of transmitting the message, and not only information. But nothing is less true, perhaps it has never been tempted beyond the provocative message: the aim is merely to bring the viewer to a state of denial, of passive rebellion, nihilist and destructive, or better, to mental disobedience. The series of quotes represented here are classic punk references, straight edge, in its original state and not overused, and are still today part of current affairs: they are anti-religion, -economy, -product consuming, of drugs and sex; they promote pro-mutual respect, personal growth,… Read Less
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Punk quotes and graphic design
Fugazi, Black Flag, Minor Threat, The Evens, etc.
Minor Threat – “Straight Edge”
From the “Minor Threat 1st EP” – 1981
The punk movement is well known by some of its flesh and music icons but has never been particularly associated with design, with the line of thinking of transmitting the message, and not only information. But nothing is less true, perhaps it has never been tempted beyond the provocative message: the aim is merely to bring the viewer to a state of denial, of passive rebellion, nihilist and destructive, or better, to mental disobedience.

The series of quotes represented here are classic punk references, straight edge, in its original state and not overused, and are still today part of current affairs: they are anti-religion, -economy, -product consuming, of drugs and sex; they promote pro-mutual respect, personal growth,…
Design should not be used to dispose of parts of your mind to leading brands and their products. Design could and can still lead to thinking, beyond passivity, it can help it rise. The current trend is, unfortunately, linked/ dedicated to minimalist design, producing no other content but, the strength of the image itself, for itself or for the product it holds within.
This punk quotes series represents a response to this minimal trend, pure, devoid of depth, meaning, altruistic or humanistic scope.
Unlike less inspired designers, seeking to sell their minimalist sets only for what they are and for what they sell, perpetuating the mediocre creation of these "small shrines of desire" (cf: “The part designers have played in the London riots”) linked deep in our brain, this series, in the spirit of the punk movement, will try to take you, graphically, by the line associated with the idea, beyond the passive state so dear to the globalization organized by the masses.
This set of graphics tests, this laboratory of design, can be downloaded in high resolution so that those who wish to can print them out themselves, the "do it yourself" being, also, a pillar of the straight edge movement.

Several designs are available for non profit printing on Society6.

Punk Quotes 
Black Flag – “TV Party”
From the “TV Party” EP – 1982
Fugazi – “Greed”
From the “Repeater” LP – 1990
Fugazi – “Promises”
From the “13 songs” LP – 1989
Fugazi – “Song #1”
From the “3 Songs” 7” – 1988
Henry Rollins
Barrymore Theater, Madison, Wisc., April 9, 2010
Ian MacKaye
Interview in Germany – 1992
Minor Threat – “Filler”
From the “Minor Threat 1st EP” – 1981
The Evens – “Dinner With The President”
From the “Get Evens” LP - 2006
Joe Lally – “The Last Of The Civilized”
From the “Why Should I Get Used To It” LP – 2011
Fugazi – “Instrument”
From the “In On The Kill Taker” LP – 1993
Fugazi – “Latin Roots”
From the “Steady Diet Of Nothing” LP – 1991
Fugazi – “Waiting Room”
From the “13 songs” LP – 1989

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