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Reasons To Be Cheerful celebrates the graphic design genius of Barney Bubbles, whose work links the underground optimism of the 60s to the sardonic and manipulative art which accompanied punk's explosion. He remains a powerful influence on contemporary artists more than a quarter of a century after his death.

Bubbles designed for Sir Terence Conran and underground magazines Oz and Friends and created remarkable record sleeves and postersfor Billy Bragg, Elvis Costello, Depeche Mode, Ian Dury, Hawkwind, The Damned and Nick Lowe. He collaborated with artists and photographers, including Derek Boshier and Brian Griffin, and produced paintings, furniture, set designs and promo videos.

This new edition contains hundreds of rare and previously unpublished photographs, working sketches, notebooks and original artwork. It includes more than 50 new images, a number of fresh interviews plus additional and exclusive facts and information.

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