Editor: Toby Mott
First Edition of 200 copies SIGNED and dated by Toby Mott
Published by Cultural Traffic and Dashwood Books, 2020
On the occasion of the touring exhibition ‘Violence Grows’ at Richardson Store, Los Angeles.
Violence Grows is a forceful, wide-ranging look at four iconoclastic female icons of the 1980s. A four-phase journey, focusing on three punk artists and one divisive politician. All four re-shaped antiquated ideas on identity, sexuality, and the role of women in a dysfunctional society. These four determined women set out to overturn the world they lived in.
The confrontational content of Violence Grows examines a patriarchal elitist system and how culture can subvert it. Presenting material from the archive of The Mott Collection a counter-cultural archive of these transgressive women of the 1980s with a pointed political edge.
This empowering collection of galvanising ephemera highlights the political and social troubles of the past whilst illuminating the times we’re living through right now.
Four image-based publications, one dedicated to each subject; Margaret Thatcher, Honey Bane, Cosey Fanni Tutti, and One A2 poster and a vintage sheet of Margaret Thatcher toilet paper all housed in a sticker embellished mailer box.
Art Direction: Jamie Reid.
Design: Emmanuel O’Brien.
Text Editor: Vivien Goldman
All source material courtesy of The Mott Collection.
Toby Mott is an artist, designer & collector as well as the founder of Cultural Traffic. His recent publications include: Oh So Pretty: Punk in Print 1976-80 The Mott Collection (Phaidon, 2016), Punk Troubles: Northern Ireland (Dashwood Books, 2017) and Kraftwerk: Dance Forever (Cultural Traffic, 2018).
Jamie Reid is the Art Director of Dazed & Confused. He has previously worked with Toby Mott on titles such as Skinhead: An Archive (Ditto Press, 2014) and Showboat: Punk/Sex/Bodies (Dashwood Books, 2016).
Emmanuel O’Brien is an art director working under Jamie Reid Studio.
Vivien Goldman is a writer/musician AKA NYU’s Punk Professor. She has previously authored: Revenge of the She-Punks: A Feminist Music History from Poly Styrene to Pussy Riot (University of Texas Press, 2019).