The Graphic Art of the Underground A Countercultural History

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-11-20
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Visual Arts
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The Graphic Art of the Underground: A Countercultural History takes the reader on a dazzling journey through the visual art and design of alternative and youth cultures from the 1950s to the present day.

Ian Lowey and Suzy Prince's compelling account draws upon the work of an array of artistic figures many of whose lives have proved as colourful as their work such as Ed 'Big Daddy' Roth, Kenny 'Von Dutch' Howard, Robert Williams, Robert Crumb, Martin Sharp, Jamie Reid, Linder Sterling, Gee Vaucher, Winston Smith, Barney Bubbles, Mark Ryden, Shag, Camille Rose Garcia, Marion Peck and Pete Fowler among numerous others.

Author Biography

Suzy Prince is as a freelance journalist, lecturer and copywriter. She was the editor for Nude magazine for ten years.

Ian Lowey is a freelance writer and journalist. He worked as co-publisher and designer of Nude magazine.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 - Speed Thrills

Chapter 2 - Acid Dreams

Chapter 3 - Revolt into Style

Chapter 4 - Up From the Underground: The Rise of Lowbrow

Chapter 5 - Something Old and Something New


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