Jamie Reid (born 1947) is a British artist and anarchist with connections to
the Situationists. His work, featuring letters cut from newspaper headlines
in the style of a ransom note, came close to defining the image of punk
rock, particularly in the UK. His best known works include the Sex Pistols
album Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols and the singles
“Anarchy in the UK”, “God Save The Queen”, “Pretty Vacant” and
“Holidays in the Sun”.
Jamie Reid created the ransom-note look used with the Sex Pistols graphics while he was designing Suburban Press, a radical political magazine he ran for five years.
Since 2004, Reid has been exhibiting and publishing prints with the Aquarium Gallery.
Click the images to the right to get a quick preview of Jamie's style and some examples of his work.