A new series from MOCAtv is celebrating subversive artwork in early punk music.
"The Art of Punk" begins with a profile of the artist Raymond Pettibon, who founded Black Flag with his brother, guitarist Greg Ginn. In the short documentary-style film, filmmakers Bryan Ray Turcotte (Kill Your Idols) and Bo Bushnell (The Western Empire) chronicle the birth of Blag Flag's logo -- four black bars that came to symbolize hardcore music.
The 22-minute video includes interviews with notable punk figures like Henry Rollins and Flea, providing glimpses into the impressive archive of posters, album designs and t-shirts bearing the Pettibon logo. It is a celebration of all things atonal and anti-authoritarian, which makes sense, considering Pettibone's reputation for making "obsessive, black-humored art."
Two other installations are planned as follow-ups to the Black Flag episode, focusing on the art of the California-based punk band, The Dead Kennedys as well as the anarchist communal Brits known as Crass.
Watch the video above to hear more on the topic from our favorite Twitter-fiend himself. Scroll through the photos below for an up-close look at the Black Flag posters, and let us know your thoughts on the new MOCAtv series in the comments.