Coming this spring! The Barney Bubbles online store


The Barney Bubbles Shop

The Barney Bubbles Hawkwind Shop Poster

The Barney Bubbles Shop

The Barney Bubbles Shop Tee

The Barney Bubbles Shop

ASHEVILLE, North Carolina, USA, April 5, 2022 / — This spring, for the first time ever, the stunning artwork created by graphic design genius Barney Bubbles will be available on an official range of apparel as well as limited edition posters, prints, stickers and other media.

The launch of the Barney Bubbles online store celebrates the rich heritage of the radical and inventive British artist who was behind some of popular music’s most important designs for Elvis Costello & The Attractions, The Damned, Depeche Mode , Ian Dury & The Blockheads. , Generation X, Hawkwind, John Cooper Clarke, Johnny Moped, Nick Lowe, Squeeze and many more.

The first shipment of apparel will feature classic graphics while posters and prints will include works that are now highly collectible and will be made available to design and music fans for the first time in decades.

The store is launched in conjunction with the Barney Bubbles Estate. Sadly Barney Bubbles died in 1983, but since then his reputation as an innovator has grown as he is cited as an influence by contemporary artists and designers from Peter Saville to Aries Moross, while his works have been featured in design stories, exhibitions and museum collections. , including those at the V&A and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Barney Bubbles’ new website and online store will keep the flame burning by showcasing collections from his deep archive – he is said to have produced thousands of models in the 60s, 70s and 80s, all of top quality.

The store’s apparel, posters, prints and stickers are made with the highest quality from sustainable materials. In the first drop there will be standout artwork from Barney Bubbles for Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick for Ian Dury & The Blockheads, I Love The Sound of Breaking Glass for Nick Lowe and logos for Generation X and Johnny Moped .

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Barney Bubbles was born Colin Fulcher on July 30, 1942 – this year marks what would have been his 80th birthday.

Spending five years as an award-winning student at Twickenham School of Art in south-west London, where his first poster was for a Rolling Stones concert, he honed his craft in the 1960s working for a typographic studio in Soho before being recruited. as a senior graphic designer by lifestyle mogul Sir Terence Conran.

After churning out ‘simple’ product designs for Habitat and clients such as cider company HP Bulmer (his logo for their Strongbow brand has stood for decades), he plugged in, lit up and dropped out, changing his name to Barney Bubbles, putting on psychedelic light shows. in underground venues in London and San Francisco and running underground magazines like OZ and Friends.

Soon Bubbles was designing stunning record covers and posters for counter-cultural bands such as Hawkwind and was one of the few designers to make the leap into the 70s to work with punk, new wave and post bands. -punk such as Elvis Costello, The Damned, Depeche Mode, Ian Dury, Johnny Moped and Nick Lowe. He also directed music videos, including for The Specials’ number one single Ghost Town, produced furniture, redesigned the New Musical Express – creating the logo the music journal uses online to this day – and painted privately.

Sadly, the fragile Bubbles died by his own hand the day American nuclear weapons arrived in the UK in 1983.

His work has subsequently been featured in major exhibitions and is avidly collected around the world; examples reside in the permanent collections of institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the V&A in London.

In June 2022, the third edition of Paul Gorman’s monograph on Bubbles – titled The Wild World of Barney Bubbles – will be published by the world’s leading visual publisher Thames & Hudson, along with the limited edition A Box of Bubbles containing a portfolio of reproductions.

Press inquiries:

Billy James
Onyon PR Glass
+1 828-350-8158


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