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Give 'Em Enough Rope

Poster
1978 (printed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The Clash were a British punk band formed in 1976, as part of the first wave of British punk. Their music incorporated experimental elements of reggae, ska, funk and rockabilly, with politicized lyrics and a rebellious attitude.

This double sided poster promoted the band's second album, Give 'Em Enough Rope. Its design reflected The Clash's political agenda, pointing out the horrors of dictatorships and fascism, through images linked to countries across the world.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Offset lithography
Brief Description
Poster advertising the album, Give 'Em Enough Rope, by the Clash, 1978
Physical Description
Double sided poster, printed with black and white photos on a red, black and white background. Recto features band photo in front of a world map, with typographic border reading "GIVE 'EM ENOUGH ROPE". Verso shows world map with arrows pointing to photographs of fascists and dictators throughout the world.
Dimensions
  • Height: 76cm
  • Width: 51cm
Subject depicted
Summary
The Clash were a British punk band formed in 1976, as part of the first wave of British punk. Their music incorporated experimental elements of reggae, ska, funk and rockabilly, with politicized lyrics and a rebellious attitude.



This double sided poster promoted the band's second album, Give 'Em Enough Rope. Its design reflected The Clash's political agenda, pointing out the horrors of dictatorships and fascism, through images linked to countries across the world.
Collection
Accession Number
S.23-2011

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record createdFebruary 23, 2011
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