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Taking Punk to the EMP
Written by janice headley | Filed under Taking Punk to the MassesstaffJim Woodringevents 21 Apr 2011 9:13 AM

Last weekend, local museum The Experience Music Project kicked off their brand new exhibit "Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses," and oh, hey, Fantagraphics just happened to publish the companion book Taking Punk to the Masses, in association with the EMP. 

As such, several Fantagraphics staffers and artists were on the scene at the opening reception last Friday, and while Mike and I were unable to attend, local culture blog Seattle Twist were in the pit, and posted tons of great pics on their website.  Here's just a few:

All photos credit to Marlow Harris and Jo David

Coveys

See that incredible logo at the top of this FLOG post? Designed by our one and only Jacob Covey, seen here with his lovely lady, Liz.  It's hard to get Covey out these days, so SEATTLE, I HOPE YOU APPRECIATED IT.

Mary & Jim Woodring

Speaking of cute couples, here's the delightful duo of Mary & Jim Woodring, posing with the souvenir Theo chocolate bars made especially for the evening. Jim is no "stranger" (heh) to cultural chocolatey event treats.

Larry Reid

I love what Seattle Twist wrote about our own Larry Reid so much, that I just wanna quote it here: "Mister Larry Reid — Seattle's own kulture chaos kingpin, curating/instigating collisions of art and xcitement in this town for the last three decades, and still ready to kick some 'sick-up-the-butt' art establishment attitude for years to come." AMEN.

Reids

And here's Larry with his wonderful family.  As previously mentioned, Larry has always been a major presence in the Seattle counterculture scene, and is quoted in the book Taking Punk to the Masses.

You can check out more photos -- including some can't-miss shots of Krist Novoselic's shirt -- over at SeattleTwist.com! And if you missed opening night, don't worry, you have until 2014 to view the Nirvana exhibit at the EMP.

And on May 14th, we'll be hosting our own exhibition from renowned local photographer Charles Peterson at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery. Fellow 90's icon Peter Bagge will be signing copies of Hate Annual #9 and the Yeah! collection, followed by a performance with his band Can You Imagine? featuring Steve Fisk on keyboards.