Sex Pistols Cover Artist Jamie Reid Has Died Aged 76

Designing the band’s “God Save the Queen” promotional poster, ‘Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols’ album cover, and “Pretty Vacant”‘s smashed frame artwork.

Art 
4,784 Hypes

Jamie Reid, the artist, and graphic designer behind iconic Sex Pistols album covers, including the English group’s “God Save the Queen” promotional poster, has died aged 76.

Jamie Reid was an English visual artist known for embracing punk aesthetics in the 1970s and ’80s. His unique design language was evident across every creation, using torn and mismatched newspaper headlines in his work.

Reid’s family and gallerist John Marchant confirmed his death to the public on August 9, releasing a statement that described him as an “artist, iconoclast, anarchist, punk, hippie, rebel and romantic,” adding, “Jamie leaves behind his beloved daughter Rowan, his granddaughter Rose, and an enormous legacy.”

Best known for his work with British punk band Sex Pistols, Reid designed their 1977 Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols album cover in pink and yellow hues. Reid drew the defaced portrait of Queen Elizabeth II for the Sex Pistols’ “God Save the Queen” single and designed “Pretty Vacant”‘s smashed frame cover.

Jamie Reid was a punk trailblazer, defining the era through his dismantled designs that stand strong today.

In case you missed it, Taras Yoom’s Dif Lamp is inspired by the vascular system.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Frank Stella, the ‘Father of Minimalism’ Has Died, Age 87
Art

Frank Stella, the ‘Father of Minimalism’ Has Died, Age 87

Due to complications with lymphoma.

Jamie xx Announces Second Solo Studio LP, 'In Waves'
Music

Jamie xx Announces Second Solo Studio LP, 'In Waves'

Also dropping off the video for “Treat Each Other Right.”

Jamie Dornan Is the New Face of LOEWE
Fashion

Jamie Dornan Is the New Face of LOEWE

Joining the fashion house as its global brand ambassador.


Dior and Japanese Artist Otani Workshop Imagine a Monster-Covered Collaboration
Fashion

Dior and Japanese Artist Otani Workshop Imagine a Monster-Covered Collaboration

With beastly bombers, illustrative sweaters, youthful T-shirts and more.

A. Lange & Söhne Recreates Its Watches & Wonders Spectacle in London
Watches 

A. Lange & Söhne Recreates Its Watches & Wonders Spectacle in London

Featuring a 5-meter-tall replica of the Odysseus Chronograph.

Strap Into JW Anderson’s £6,350 Padlock Duffle Coat
Fashion 

Strap Into JW Anderson’s £6,350 Padlock Duffle Coat

Crafted from 100% lambskin.

Hypebeast Flea: MILK & HONEY
Fashion 

Hypebeast Flea: MILK & HONEY

The London-based brand bites its way into Hypebeast Flea.

Hypebeast Flea: Robyn Lynch
Fashion 

Hypebeast Flea: Robyn Lynch

The Irish menswear designer champions her culture through nostalgic references.

Hypebeast Flea: Unified Goods
Fashion 

Hypebeast Flea: Unified Goods

The vintage lifestyle store houses clothing, books, media and curiosities.


Hypebeast Flea: Holsales
Fashion 

Hypebeast Flea: Holsales

The vintage sourcer has launched his own streetwear brand focusing on technical attire.

Hypebeast Flea: Sophie Hird
Fashion 

Hypebeast Flea: Sophie Hird

The London College of Fashion graduate creates upcycled sportswear from vintage game kits.

Hypebeast Flea: 19RINGS
Fashion 

Hypebeast Flea: 19RINGS

Offering understated accessory designs, crafted to last a lifetime.

Hypebeast Flea: Air Pangea
Fashion 

Hypebeast Flea: Air Pangea

From Jamaican influence to Mexican charity work, Air Pangea is taking its upcycled garments on a journey around the world.

Hypebeast Flea: Manors Golf
Fashion 

Hypebeast Flea: Manors Golf

Built on the fundamentals that “golf isn’t a sport to be mastered but a game to be explored.”

More ▾