Anarchy in the UK
Anarchy in the UK Anarchy in the UK

1976. Original Sex Pistols Anarchy in the UK poster designed by Jamie Reid. 720x 975mm. Mounted on white card and framed in black wood. Signed by Glen Matlock in green felt pen. This rare poster, designed to promote the band’s first single, is in superb condition.

Reid produced many of the most celebrated images of the punk movement. The design for this poster began with Reid ripping up a small souvenir Union Jack and then re-attaching the pieces with safety pins - the quintessence of punk and of the Situationist movement which, for Reid, lay behind punk. Reid, more than anyone, captures the atmosphere of what Eco called "semiotic guerilla warfare" which hangs over the counter-culture of the 1970s.