Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Bad Reputation 40th
Our second official print for Joan Jett & The Blackhearts commemorates the 40th anniversary of her breakthrough solo album Bad Reputation. In continuing the series, we wanted to compliment our first release for Jett (now available) which celebrated her early career-defining gig at New York City's Palladium.
Bad Reputation is much more than a rock and roll album. Joan Jett said about the meaning of “Bad Reputation”:
“I’m kind of being sarcastic; my reputation; if it’s ‘bad,’ it’s for being strong, and my parents told me when I was five that I could be whatever I wanted as a girl, I could be anything. I believed them. I guess that is kind of the ‘bad,’ being able to say, ‘I’m gonna do what I want and you can’t tell me ‘no” – especially if I’m not hurting people. “I’m out here playing guitar, and you’re giving me grief for it, but you know, it’s much bigger than guitar. Like I said, when I was a kid, it was all about that, but now I realize it’s much more about other things.”
To create this print, we collaborated with Sara Deck who illustrated a striking image of Joan Jett in her signature pose with the energy of the music radiating around her:
"Joan Jett is a true original, a feminist icon, and the ultimate rock legend. She is the living embodiment of perseverance in the face of adversity. For the 40th anniversary of Bad Reputation I wanted to capture Joan's explosive rock energy in this emblematic moment." - Sara Deck