Redtape was an influential underground magazine that focused on the punk and No wave scenes in New York City during the 1980s.Image:redtape-sample-cover

Format and Content

Redtape embodied the raw aesthetic and confrontational attitudes that became synonymous with the underground music and art scenes of the time. Its intentionally unconventional format often featured disjointed typesetting, grainy black and white imagery, and a layout that would shift between issues.

Redtape was renowned for its exploration of controversial themes and progressive viewpoints. It served as a platform for a generation of artists, musicians, writers, and activists expressing their non-conformist views.

Publication History

Established in the heart of New York City's East Village in 1982, Redtape was a collective endeavor. It was published on an approximately bimonthly basis, always striving to mirror the avant-garde spirit and rebellious ethos of the downtown scene.

Throughout its existence, the magazine showcased a myriad of performing artists, writers, and visual artists who were pioneering the burgeoning punk and No wave movements.

Sadly, Redtape’s publication ceased in the late 1980s, signifying the end of an era of the raw artistic expression that the magazine had so vividly captured and promoted.{{Categories}}

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