Welcome to The Barney Bubbles Shop, where, for the first time ever, the graphic design genius’s designs are available on an official range of high quality apparel, accessories, posters and prints.
Barney Bubbles (born Colin Fulcher 1942; died 1983) changed the face of popular music several times over, designing for beat, r&b and psychedelic groups in the 60s, prog bands, space rockers, punks, indie labels and new wave artists in the 70s and post-punk, Two Tone and New Romantic performers in the 80s.
Along the way he generated an unparalleled body of work, from extraordinary record sleeves, posters, badges, logos, adverts and ephemera to light shows, music magazines and underground paper layouts and as director of a run of startling promotional videos. Barney Bubbles also designed furniture and stage sets, painted privately and produced film and exhibition posters, such was his outpouring of creativity.
The list of musicians who benefited from his visual interventions starts with the Rolling Stones, for whom he designed his first poster for an art school dance in 1963, and includes Elvis Costello, The Damned, Depeche Mode, Dr Feelgood, Ian Dury & The Blockheads, Generation X, Hawkwind, Johnny Moped, Nick Lowe, The Psychedelic Furs, The Specials, Stiff Records, Wreckless Eric… the list goes on.
We’re starting with the first apparel drop of a dozen graphics and will be mining the archives over the coming months to make available rarities, collectibles and previously unseen designs.
Find out more about the wild world of Barney Bubbles at the official website www.barneybubbles.com.