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Sex Pistols Artist Jamie Reid Dead at 76

Jamie Reid, the artist responsible for the Sex Pistols’ album and singles artwork, has died at the age of 76.

Reid’s passing was first reported by Louder Than War. As of publication, a cause of death has not been disclosed.

Reid was behind the iconic artwork for the Sex Pistols’ debut album Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols, as well as the 7-inch picture sleeves for “God Save the Queen,” “Pretty Vacant,” and more. His cut-and-paste collage style would become emblematic of the punk-rock movement and remains synonymous with the aesthetics of the genre.

While Reid is best known for his classic Sex Pistols designs, he used his collage style for other projects — often political — including recent pieces targeting Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump.

Some of Reid’s colleagues took to social media to pay tribute to the late visual artist, such as British writer Jon Savage, who worked on a book collecting Reid’s Sex Pistols art in 1987.

“RIP Jamie Reid, best known as the designer for the classic Sex Pistols era 1976-79,” wrote Savage. “His ability to render complex ideas in eye catching visuals was their perfect accompaniment.”

Below you can view the social media tributes to Reid, along with some of his art.