Apparu aux États-Unis sur la côte Est à la fin des années 1960, le mouvement punk a traversé l’Atlantique durant l’été 1976 pour s’épanouir à Londres et contaminer la France. Art, musique, mode, idées… ce mouvement radical qui se voulait une réaction à la mollesse hippie, essaima dans une quantité innombrable des fanzines et des prozines. Leur qualité première est une prose libre et une inventivité sans limites, à base de collages, découpages et typographies artisanales. Aux États-Unis : Punk, le New York Rocker, Slash,Flip Side, Search & Destroy. Au Royaume-Uni : Sniffin’Glue, Ripped and Torn, Chainsaw,In the City. En France : Rock News, Un regard moderne, Façade… C’est cette histoire qui vous est racontée ici. Celle d’une révolution esthétique qui est entrée dans l’histoire de l’art du XXe siècle.

From 1965 to 1975, an array of journals, magazines, fanzines, and underground presses were the voice of a dramatic sexual revolution. In Europe and the United States, this “sex press” consisted of publications such as Other Scenes, Yellow Dog, Actuel, Suck, The Body, and Screw—some of which were fully dedicated to sex, while others also engaged with the time’s most riveting topical issues, including politics, human rights, war, women’s rights, and gay and lesbian rights. Showcasing art from the most revolutionary publications of the era, the book traces the exuberant sexual liberation of the 1960s and then moves into the mid-1970s, with its more codified form of pornography. Illustrated by a vivid collection of full-page facsimiles, Sex Press offers a compelling visual tour through an extraordinary period of experimentation, creativity, and sexual freedom.

Punk was born on the East Coast in the late 1960s, later crossing the Atlantic and exploding in London and Paris. This dynamic countermovement churned out heaps of professional magazines and photocopied, hand-stapled fanzines, all expressing ideas on music, art, and current events. By creating its own press, the punk movement secured its place in the history of 20th-century culture. Featuring collages, cutouts, and handcrafted typography, Punk Press compiles the stunning graphics created by these publications, spanning from the East Village to East London to the Left Bank. With unforgettable images of punk’s greatest bands—the Ramones, the Sex Pistols, the Clash, the Dead Kennedys, Iggy Pop, and more—this is a captivating look at some of music’s most fascinating personalities and greatest talents.