For my research, I’ve been looking into the punk movement that took place in london and came across the below print:
It is perhaps one of the most recognizable prints created by Jamie Reid, a british artist and activist who defined the visual style of punk modernism as a revolutionary design movement against authority. The print of “God Save the Queen.” This form of design might be something that is familiar or seen nowadays but on those days this was new and never been seen before. It featured letters in an inconsistent typeface cut out from newspaper in the style of a ransom note and placed against the face of Queen Elizabeth. The use of humor here is evident as it is an obvious attempt of mocking the tradition, the intend here is aimed to provoke sympathy for the english working class and a general resentment towards the monarchy.
It amazes me how the design can contribute into the social pattern of society in order to make a statement, representing a group of people and this is what I am aiming to focus on with my paper.