Online Launching: Violence Grows: Toby Mott

19 May 2020 – 31 Aug 2020

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10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
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Cultural Traffic Shop London 2020

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Violence Grows: Toby Mott |Margaret Thatcher| Honey Bane| Cosey Fanni Tutti | Vi Subversa


We are excited to launch Violence Grows, a Cultural Traffic publication. First Edition of 200 copies SIGNED and dated by Toby Mott, available here  

Editor: Toby Mott

It is a beautifully put together publication, and with the current rise in feminine power in this age of beaurocratic mismanagement, never has this retrospective felt more timely. 

Violence Grows is a forceful, wide-ranging look at four iconoclastic female icons of the 1980s. A four-phase journey, focusing on three punk artists and one divisive politician. All four re-shaped antiquated ideas on identity, sexuality, and the role of women in a dysfunctional society. These four determined women set out to overturn the world they lived in. 

Four image-based publications, one dedicated to each subject; Margaret Thatcher, Honey Bane, Cosey Fanni Tutti, and One A2 poster and a vintage sheet of Margaret Thatcher toilet paper all housed in a sticker embellished mailer box. 


Art Direction: Jamie Reid. 
Design: Emmanuel O’Brien. 
Text Editor: Vivien Goldman 
All source material courtesy of The Mott Collection. 
ISBN 978-1-83853-186-7 


Toby Mott is an artist, designer & collector as well as the founder of Cultural Traffic. His recent publications include: Oh So Pretty: Punk in Print 1976-80 The Mott Collection (Phaidon, 2016), Punk Troubles: Northern Ireland (Dashwood Books, 2017) and Kraftwerk: Dance Forever (Cultural Traffic, 2018). 
Jamie Reid is the Art Director of Dazed & Confused. He has previously worked with Toby Mott on titles such as Skinhead: An Archive (Ditto Press, 2014) and Showboat: Punk/Sex/Bodies (Dashwood Books, 2016). 
Emmanuel O’Brien is an art director working under Jamie Reid Studio. 



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