There’s a new web site Hitsville UK giving a detailed review of the development of UK punk and graphic design in the wider regions of the UK, is finally online. The site, based on successful exhibitions in Southampton and London during 2007, includes a range of free download material, punk links, and an interactive matrix displaying UK punk seven inch single sleeves by region between the years 1976 to 1984. It also details design elements and plays short sound samples of each record. To explore, go to:-
The website pays tribute to the vast range of seven inch singles which came under the banner of ‘punk’ between 1976 and 1984. It aims to show new perspectives on the development of graphic styles and regional variations in punk identity away from the major metropolitan centres, and beyond the ‘key’ designers of the period who feature in a range of art and design histories.