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The Face, nº 47, March 1984

“To kick effectively you must kick from the inside; in order to improvise you must first know the rules you intend to break. But it has become almost traditional for capitalism to simply swallow its enemies. One by one the subversive voices from the street - the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Mary Quant, Private Eye - are absorbed and rendered harmless: the rebellions of the ’60s forming the complacent commercialism of the ’70s, as indeed the subversion of the ’70s (fanzines, for example) was bought out by the System to become the music mafia of the ’80s.”

 

E. M. Farrelly. "E.M. Farrelly interviews Brody about the sources of his own highly influential brand of new wave graphics." Archtectural review, August 1986 https://www.architectural-review.com/essays/an-interview-with-neville-brody-art-director-of-the-face