Friday, July 11, 2014

Zine - Art Through Intimidation: An Introduction to the flyers of Black Flag

This amazing zine was put together by someone locally and was inspired by their love for Raymond Pettibon artwork. In an interview we did with the author this love developed at an early age reading some of Pettibon’s early zines. As the author started collecting Pettibon flyers the author found that a lot of collectors didn’t share the same curiosity for meaning behind the artwork. All the artwork found in this zine has been collected by the author and purchased. He has made a special distinction between original flyers and copies, so only original pieces have been commented on. Anyway, the author has applied a sophisticated art analysis to Pettibon’s artwork with  a look at the evolution in stages compared through Black Flag’s history. He points out that Pettibon never drew artwork for Black Flag. It was used by Black Flag so his artwork should be looked at on it’s own. This is a book that the author wished was around when he was a kid and has been pulled together through correspondence with the Charles Dukowski and other sources listed inside. Here is a PDF download of Art Through Intimidation. 


  1. It looks like the PDF has been taken down. Could you please fix the link? Or if anyone would be kind enough to email it to me, I'd really appreciate it. I could even trade a PDF of a book or zine that I have for it, if you'd like. Thanks!

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