Reasons to be Cheerful - Paul Gorman

Reasons to Be Cheerful: The Life and Work of Barney Bubbles.
Revised edition. 4to. 224pp with colour illustrations throughout. Paper covered boards.
London: Adelita, 2010.
A fine copy.

Reasons to Be Cheerful celebrates the graphic design of Barney Bubbles, whose work links the underground optimism of the 60s to the sardonic and manipulative art which accompanied punk's explosion. Bubbles designed for Sir Terence Conran and underground magazines Oz and Friends and created record sleeves and posters for Billy Bragg, Elvis Costello, Depeche Mode, Ian Dury, Hawkweed, The Damned and Nick Lowe. The book includes an essay by Peter Saville, a foreword by Malcolm Garrett and an introduction by Billy Bragg.

You may also like