GRIFFIN, Brian [and BUBBLES, Barney]. Y Paint Your Windows White. [London: self-published], (1983).


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GRIFFIN, Brian [and BUBBLES, Barney].
Y Paint Your Windows White.
[London: self-published], (1983).

Folio (419 × 296 mm), pp.8. 9 black-and-white photographs by Griffin, 1 by Martin Parr, design and illustrations by Bubbles. Red button in plastic bag affixed by tape to front as issued. Fine.

First edition. The first and only realised issue of a planned series of publications, with photographs by Griffin and design and typography by Bubbles. This issue takes its title from a series of government issued instructions on what to do in the event of a nuclear attack. Bubbles took his life on November 14 1983, which was also the same day that American nuclear-tipped cruise missiles were flown to the Royal Air Force Station at Greenham Common, which was used by the United States Army Air Forces during the Cold War. Bubbles reputation has grown steadily since his death, Richard Hollis referred to him as the most original talent to emerge from Britain's punk scene, adding that he 'was unique in his ability to find imagery for a verbal idea. His designs did not depend on obvious aesthetic effects nor did they borrow from fine art, as had the Modern Movement designers like Rand.'

 

Scarce, no copies located in OCLC or COPAC.


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