Category Archives: International Anthem

International Anthem Number 3

International Anthem Number 3  1980 Gee Vaucher 37cm x 30 cm

Third edition of International Anthem, came out in 1980 and the first issue to have the Crass logo on it.

Gee Vaucher collage 28 cm x 21 cm for International Anthem Number 3

 

 

International Anthem Number 2

Gee Vaucher 1979 International Anthem Number 2  – Domestic Violence                Collage 34cm x 27cm
International Anthem Number 2 returned after a two year hiatus, released as Crass were getting up to full steam.
International Anthem 2 – Domestic Violence Gee Vaucher Collage 27cm x 25cm

International Anthem Number 1

International Anthem Number 1 1977 35cm x 27cm

Gee wrote in Crass Art And Other Pre Post-Modern Monsters, In 1977, Whilst living in New York, I started work on the first International Anthem – ‘a nihilist newspaper for the living’ Profiting from the illustration work  I was given, and aware that what I produced was becoming too radical for the mainstream American tastes, I decided to create an alternative vehicle for myself and for the others who felt I had something to offer. International Anthem was never intended to be a regular newspaper, it was produced when and if I had the inspiration and the finance to see it through. So although I compiled five editions only three made it into print.

George Berger adds, Now truly up and running, Crass’ artistic backgrounds and vivid imaginations quickly expanded from gigs with banners to a multi- pronged multimedia attack on the status quo and the establishment.The written word was another branch.With a bit of money under her belt, Gee had earlier started her own paper, International Anthem, with the strapline ‘A nihilist newspaper for the living’. Still in regular contact with Pen back in England, Gee had enlisted his writing services, along with those of Eve, for the first issue. It sold through an independent network and radical bookshops.

You can thumb through a copy here 

Gee Vaucher’s Cover Illustration for International Anthem 1 – Education.  Collage 42cm x 30cm