no. 1–no.15 complete
Founded by Dave Clifford in 1980, Vox was a seminal early-eighties Dublin magazine featuring avant-garde art, post-punk music and youth subcultures.
Over its fifteen issues Vox featured a diverse array of music, ranging from Throbbing Gristle to Christy Moore. Conceptual and performance artists such as Alastair MacLennan, Andre Stitt and John Carson appeared alongside broadsides, manifestos, photographs and visual art.
Vox also included original writing from Mark E Smith, Jon Savage, Morrissey, Mark Perry, Jon Langford, Cosey Fanni Tutti and Genesis P-Orridge, as well as Irish contributions from Cathal Coughlan, Sean O’Hagan and Gavin Friday.
With an international subscriber base and a clean and consistent design aesthetic, the magazine was pioneering in its coverage of experimental and avant-garde post-punk.
Vox’s assured attitude of self-determination and self-expression acted as a guiding light and source of encouragement to Dublin’s increasingly leftfield arts community during a vibrant and creative period for the city.
Including facsimiles of all fifteen issues and with additional insights, reflections and academic analysis, this timely reissue of Vox makes available again a significant cultural document of the post-punk era.
Editor: Garry O’Neill
Text: Stan Erraught, John Byrne, Orla Fitzpatrick
Interviews: Dave Clifford, Stano, Con O’Laoghaire
Additional contributions: Steve Averill, Elvera Butler, Paul Cleary, Cathal Coughlan, Roger Doyle, Helen Fitzgerald, Eoin Freeney, Michael Murphy, Sean O’Hagan, Gareth Ryan, Paul Tarpey
Extent: 416 pages, black & white
Format: Paperback with French flaps, thread sewn
Trim: A4, 210 x 297mm, portrait
Edition: 300 copies
Published: January 2019
Book design: Niall McCormack
Printed and bound in Ireland