Alternative Love Blueprint - A History of Alternative Music - Special Edition
Special ‘metallic pink foil' edition of our original Alternative Love Blueprint which maps out the history of alternative and independent music on the circuit board of an early transistor radio.
Our Alternative Love Blueprint celebrates over 300 musicians, artists, managers and producers who have been pivotal to the evolution of the alternative and independent music scene, from Bill Hayley & His Comets whose 1950s Rock Around the Clock became the first ever anthem for a rebellious youth, through to bands like Fontaines D.C and Wet Leg currently fronting the post-punk revival and indie folk hero Phoebe Bridgers and supergroup Boygenius.
The print weaves it way through many musical sub-genres and counter-cultures including early underground and experimental rock (The Velvet Underground), proto-punk (MC5, The Stooges), New York and CBGB’s Punk (Ramones, Patti Smith), UK Punk (Sex Pistols, The Clash), 2 Tone & Ska (The Specials), Krautrock (Kraftwerk, Can, Neu!), Hardcore (Black Flag, Hüsker Dü), Riot Grrrl (Bikini Kill, Sleater-Kinney), Post Punk and Manchester’s Lesser Free Trade Hall fall-out (Joy Division, Buzzcocks, The Fall), Grunge (Nirvana, Pixies), Alternative (The Smiths, R.E.M) Madchester (The Stone Roses, Happy Mondays), Garage Rock Revival (The White Stripes, The Strokes), Experimental Rock (Arctic Monkeys, Radiohead), Post-Punk Rock (Fontaines D.C, Black Country New Road, West Leg) and Indie / Emo Folk (Phoebe Bridgers, Boygenius). The print also salutes creative catalysts such as Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood and innovative record labels including Stiff, Rough Trade and Postcard.
- Metallic pink foil
- 120gsm Keaykolour Deep Black uncoated paper
- H60 x W80cm
View the full collection of Blueprints here.