Thursday, September 10, 2009


If a T-shirt designer's work has ever begged for a retrospective exhibition and catalogue, then Kevin Lyons is that man. The graphic portfolio represented in this book stretches from 1989 to 2006 and is aligned with some of the cutting edge contemporary culture makers of this period. From underground labours of love like the magazine "Tokion" and the record label "Stones Throw", to cutting edge mainstream advertising icons like Nike, Stussy and 555 Soul we find Mr Lyons at a high pitched level of creativity, approapriating and readjusting iconographies to form a new personal profile. Sports, music, the revolutionary and the historical are equally employed throughout. Documenting diaires and sketches, as well as his philosophy and final products, "Pussy and Papers and Poetry Power and Pistols" is expertly presented here in a t-shirt bound cover to serve as inspiration to designers as well as aficionados of design.

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