Punk+ is the beautiful new limited edition hardcover book, signed by Sheila Rock, and is available for £49 (+ postage if you can’t pick it up). In stock, ready to go if you would like one.
Sheila Rock was party to numerous intimate moments of punk. Her unique perspective comes through her portraits of influential acts including The Clash, The Jam, Generation X, Siouxsie & the Banshees, The Subway Sect, The Damned and The Buzzcocks. She also documented some notorious yet till now unseen events in punk history such as The Moors Murderers rehearsals.
Punk+ chronicles both designer and street styles between 1976-9 that had such an effect on fashion, society and politics, including Vivienne Westwood’s shop SEX as well as BOY, Robot and Acme Attractions. It is a fascinating insight into one of the most influential transformations of music and celebrates the scenesters who were the punk audience, and the designers that clothed the movement. As Paul Simonon (The Clash) comments: "This book is a great photographic record of a major shift in British street fashion".
Sheila’s conversations with Chrissie Hynde, Tony James, Don Letts, Jeanette Lee, Glen Matlock, Chris Salewicz, Jon Savage, Steven Severin, Paul Simonon, Jah Wobble and more, provide an illuminating commentary on the punk phenomenon. As she observes "Punk was all about changing and surviving".
In overview: 199 photographs from Sheila Rock’s personal archive / All books signed by Sheila and numbered / 272 pages, size : 20cm x 27cm, / weight: 1,5 kg / Hardback cloth-bound embossed cover / Printed in 5 colours on 170 gm Gardamat paper in Italy / Limited to 2000 copies worldwide, £49 + shipping