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The Graphic Art of the Underground

The Graphic Art of the Underground: A Countercultural History

by Ian Lowey

Ian Lowey is a freelance writer, designer and journalist. He worked as co-publisher and designer of Nude magazine. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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and Suzy Prince

Suzy Prince is as a freelance journalist, lecturer and copywriter. She was the co-publisher and editor for the cult magazine Nude, and prior to that she co-owned the Lowbrow Art gallery and emporium ‘The Last Chance Saloon’. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2014
  • DOI:
    10.5040/9781474293914
  • ISBN:
    978-1-4725-7355-1 (epdf)

    978-1-4725-7356-8 (epub)

    978-0-8578-5818-4 (hardback)

    978-1-4742-9391-4 (online)
  • Edition:
    First Edition
  • Place of Publication:
    London
  • Published Online:
    2017 2017
The Graphic Art of the Underground
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The Graphic Art of the Underground: A Countercultural History takes the reader on a dazzling journey through the visual art and design of alternative and youth cultures from the 1950s to the present day.

Ian Lowey and Suzy Prince’s compelling account draws upon the work of an array of artistic figures - many of whose lives have proved as colourful as their work- such as Ed ‘Big Daddy’ Roth, Kenny ‘Von Dutch’ Howard, Robert Williams, Robert Crumb, Martin Sharp, Jamie Reid, Linder Sterling, Gee Vaucher, Winston Smith, Barney Bubbles, Mark Ryden, Shag, Camille Rose Garcia, Marion Peck and Pete Fowler among numerous others.