amie Reid, the artist behind the Intercourse Pistols’ signature file covers, has died aged 76.
Amongst his most notable work is the paintings for the British punk band’s traditional 1977 track God Save The Queen which featured a younger Elizabeth II with the file title plastered throughout her eyes and mouth.
The designer helped curate the aesthetic of the punk rock period together with his method of utilizing letters minimize from newspaper headlines within the model of a ransom be aware.
His gallerist, John Marchant, stated: “We sadly announce the passing of Jamie MacGregor Reid January 16 1947 – August 8 2023; artist, iconoclast, anarchist, punk, hippie, insurgent and romantic.
“Jamie leaves behind a beloved daughter, Rowan; a granddaughter, Rose; and an infinite legacy. Common Majesty, Verity, Love, Infinite.”
After leaving the faculty, he co-founded the political journal Suburban Press the place he developed his model of cut-up graphics and slogans.
Jamie leaves behind a beloved daughter Rowan a granddaughter Rose, and an infinite legacy
In late 1975, McLaren requested him to work with the Sex Pistols and he went on to design quite a lot of their paintings.
His most know items embrace the duvet of their 1977 album By no means Thoughts The Bollocks, Right here’s the Intercourse Pistols, which featured a yellow background with the primary half of the album in block capital lettering and the band identify within the ransom be aware model.
On Twitter, former Intercourse Pistols bassist Glen Matlock wrote: “So unhappy to listen to the information of Jamie Learn’s passing away.
“He was an immense expertise, an ideal man and shall be missed. A privilege to have identified him.”
Reid additionally designed the paintings for among the group’s hottest singles together with Anarchy In The UK, Fairly Vacant and Holidays In The Solar.
The artist additionally created album covers for bands such because the Afro Celt Sound System and engaged visually with socio-political teams together with Occupy, Extinction Rebel and the Free Pussy Riot motion.