PRETTY GREEN x CREEM MAGAZINE
Pretty Green and CREEM have partnered on a capsule collection featuring two limited edition t-shirt and pin badge sets. Badge sets also available to buy separately. CREEM’s iconic mascot Boy Howdy! was designed by notorious underground cartoonist R. Crumb which made his debut on the cover of CREEM’s second issue in 1969.
Irreverent, subversive, and downright handsome, Boy Howdy! remains an instantly-recognizable symbol of rock ‘n’ roll counterculture.
During its 20 year existence from 1969-1989, Creem became notorious for its provocative editorial style, in-office fights, and cover stars that included Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Paul McCartney and Frank Zappa.
For a man who only spent 33 years on planet earth, Lester Bangs sure made an impact. The California-born writer was a rollercoaster character with meticulous taste who changed the face of 1970s rock journalism. So, to celebrate his legacy, we’ve taken a look at five priceless pearls of wisdom from the mind of Mr Bangs.
CREEM's iconic mascot was designed by notorious underground cartoonist R. Crumb. Boy Howdy! Made his debut on the cover of CREEM’s second issue in 1969. Irreverent, subversive, and downright handsome, Boy Howdy! remains an instantly-recognizable symbol of rock ‘n’ roll counterculture.
Capturing the messy upheaval of the '70s just as rock was re-inventing itself, the film explores Creem Magazine's humble beginnings in post-riot Detroit, follows its upward trajectory from underground paper to national powerhouse