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Jon Savage

Jon Savage (1953–) is a British music journalist who authored England's Dreaming: Sex Pistols and Punk Rock (1991), a historical account of British punk, along with with Teenage and 1966. Savage was a Cambridge graduate at the height of the punk rock explosion in Britain. He also collected the bulk of Beinecke's British punk art archives with American curator Johan Kugelberg.

After self-publishing punk fanzine London's Outrage!, Savage collaborated with artist Linder sterling to create The Secret Public, a fanzine documenting the Manchester punk scene after influence from the Sex Pistols concert at the city's Lesser Free Trade Hall in 1976.

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"Uninhabited London," modern prints / Jon Savage, 2009.

In 1977 Savage photographed streets around North Kensington in west London, which, like much of the inner city, had remained derelict since the area was bombed in the Second World War. These served as a visual backdrop for collages in the punk fanzine London’s Outrage, which he edited. 

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Original  paste-up collages / Jon Savage and Linder Sterling, circa late 1970s.

In 1977 Savage photographed streets around North Kensington in west London, which, like much of the inner city, had remained derelict since the area was bombed in the Second World War. These served as a visual backdrop for collages in the punk fanzine London’s Outrage, which he edited. 

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"Sex Discrimination, Equal Pay" (portfolio print) / Edward Bell, 1978

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