Barney Bubbles (Colin Fulcher). Ian Dury, Do It Yourself (Poster for album distributed by Stiff Records, London). 1979

Barney Bubbles (Colin Fulcher) Ian Dury, Do It Yourself (Poster for album distributed by Stiff Records, London) 1979

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By using a piece of actual wallpaper, Bubbles applied the spirit of home improvement alluded to in the title to the design of this poster and the packaging of the related album. Dave Robinson, owner of the Stiff Records label, negotiated a free supply of about twenty-eight Crown wallpaper patterns on the understanding that the catalog numbers of specific designs would be left on the paper.

Gallery label from Making Music Modern: Design for Ear and Eye, November 15, 2014–January 17, 2016.
Medium
Silkscreen on wallpaper
Dimensions
19 1/2 x 21 1/4" (49.5 x 54 cm)
Credit
Gift of Lawrence Benenson
Object number
267.2012
Department
Architecture and Design

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