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Punk images: Pretty Vacant in Philadelphia

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Pretty Vacant in Philadelphia: exhibition of punk images

Aficionados of punk images will be rewarded by a visit to Pretty Vacant: The Graphic Language of Punk, an important exhibition now winding down at The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA.

You’ll have to hurry to catch it, though – it closes this Saturday, 15 March. Entry is free.

Pretty Vacant gathers together hundreds of posters, flyers, fanzines, handbills, record sleeves, badges and other materials on loan from New York collector Andrew Krivine. It’s a cornucopia of punk images.

As well as the punk images behind big hitters like The Clash, The Ramones, and the Sex Pistols, Pretty Vacant also covers the graphics inspired by bands like A Certain Ratio, Buzzcocks, The Cramps, The Cure, the Damned, The Fall, The Jam, Joy Division, Kraftwerk and Public Image Limited.

The punk images include work by the best-known graphic artists like Jamie Reid and Peter Saville, as well as a host of less celebrated designers.

The Gallery is at 20th Street and The Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103.