Event: William Gibson at the Southbank centre

Some of you will know who William Gibson is, and those of you that don’t, shame on you. He is hailed as one of the leaders of the cyberpunk culture. I personally believe that without Gibson’s Neuromancer book and the 80’s film Blade Runner (not Gibson) then we wouldn’t have some of the incredible sci-fi fiilms we’ve seen since (think Matrix, i-Robot and Terminator to name a few).

For fans and those that want to find out more about punk, you can head to the Southbank Centre on Thursday for a panel discussion with the man himself and few others from the industry. See below for more details:

‘Someday All the Adults Will Die!’ Punk Graphics 1971 – 1984 

Panel Discussion with William Gibson, Johan Kugelberg, Tony Drayton, John Holmstrom and Gee Vaucher

7pm, Thursday 13 September
Purcell Room at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre
Tickets: £10 – buy them here

Accompanying the opening of this exhibition in the Hayward Gallery Project Space, this panel discussion explores the provocative graphic art that developed alongside punk rock.

Panelists include William Gibson, award winning writer and seminal cyberpunk novelist; Tony Drayton, editor of Ripped & Torn, one of the first UK punk fanzines, andKill Your Pet Puppy – arguably the most aesthetically interesting anarcho-punk fanzines of the ’80s; John Holmstrom, writer, cartoonist and legendary editor of the iconic Punk magazine; and artist Gee Vaucher, whose record covers and newsletters for anarcho-punk band Crass in the late 1970s and early ’80s influenced graphics for political protest as well as for music. Chaired by exhibition co-curator Johan Kugelberg.

The events and exhibition coincide with the launch of PUNK AN AESTHETIC –  new book on punk art and design, published by Rizzoli.

‘Someday All the Adults Will Die!’
Punk Graphics 1971 – 1984
Hayward Gallery Project Space
Thursday 14 September – 4 November 2012, FREE ENTRY

‘Someday All the Adults Will Die!’: Punk Graphics 1971-1984 presents an overview of punk graphic design from before, during, and after the punk years. Curated by Johan Kugelberg and Jon Savage, the exhibition will include several hundred pieces of previously unseen material from private archives and collections: homemade cassettes, fanzines, posters, handbills, records and clothing. Highlights include work by Gee Vaucher, Linder Sterling, Jamie Reid, Gary Panter, Raymond Pettibon, John Holmstrom and Penny Rimbaud, alongside numerous anonymous artists. Exhibition dates: 14 September – 4 November.

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