NAOKI POS6: Anarchy in THE U.K. / JAMIE RAID
Posted: April 7, 2012 by mypalmick in Uncategorized
a British artist and anarchist with connections to the Situationists. His work, featuring letters cut from newspaper headlines in the style of a ransom note, came close to defining the image of punk rock, particularly in the UK.
He was educated at John Ruskin Grammar School in Croydon. With Malcolm McLaren, he took part in a sit-in at Croydon Art School.
Reid produced a series of screen prints in 1997, the twentieth anniversary of the birth of punk rock.
Reid has also produced artwork for the world music fusion band Afro Celt Sound System.
Jamie Reid created the ransom-note look used with the Sex Pistols graphics while he was designing Suburban Press, a radical political magazine he ran for five years.
He now exhibits and publishes work at Steve Lowe‘s new project space the L-13 Light Industrial Workshop in Clerkenwell, London.
He is also represented by Isis Gallery who look after Reid’s extensive archive.
Reid has also been involved in direct action campaigns on issues including the poll tax, Clause 28 and the Criminal Justice Bill.