Punk in the faraway towns
“If you’re going to reminisce, then you need to do it properly”
(The Mekons, 1st Guitarist, CNT Records 1982)
This website is based on research conducted by graphic designer and punk historian Russ Bestley over the past twenty years. Building upon and extending research conducted during his PhD, Hitsville UK: Punk Rock and Graphic Design in the Faraway Towns, 1976-84, the site features links to a range of visual material as well as downloads of books, articles, essays and other print material related to punk and graphic design.