Reasons to be Cheerful: The Life and Work of Barney Bubbles
A celebration of the life and work of one of the greatest designers of recent times, the mysterious and tragic cult figure Barney Bubbles. Bubbles – real name Colin Fulcher – was a true giant of graphic design whose prodigious output is revered by musicians, artist, fellow designers and music and pop culture fans.
Celebrates the graphic design genius of Barney Bubbles, whose work links the underground optimism of the 1960s to the sardonic and manipulative art which accompanied punk’s explosion. He remains a powerful influence on contemporary art more than 25 years after his death. Bubbles designed for Sir Terence Conran and created record sleeves for Ian Dury, Billy Bragg, Elvis Costello and Nick Lowe. This new expanded, revised and updated edition of this award-winning artbook contains hundreds of rare and unpublished photographs, working sketches, notebooks and original artwork. AVAILABLE FROM OCTOBER 2010