Today's episode literally dropped into my inbox a few days before the interview. And it was too amazing to turn down.
On April 9th, The New York Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) will open Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976–1986. This will be the first exhibit under the new museum director. Adapted to showcase New York City's storied punk history, much of the exhibit originates from a massive collection Andrew Krevine from the Cranbrook Art Museum in Michigan, “Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die charts punk’s explosive impact on design and examines its complex relationship with art, history, and culture.”
More than 400 pieces of punk's most iconic graphic design, including flyers, zines, posters, and album covers will be on display. During a members only event on April 15th, Johnny Rotten will kick off a full series of public programs that will feature several of punk's architects and revolutionaries.
So today on Obsessed show, we're speaking with the Director of the Cranbrook Museum, Andrew Blauvelt, about his origins, punk design, and this massive collection that is soon to be featured in the Museum of Art and Design.