THE punk artist behind the Sex Pistols – Jamie Reid – has died at the age of 76.
He created the controversial artwork for the band’s 1977 single “God Save the Queen.”
Released in the year of Queen Elizabeth’s Silver Jubilee, it featured the record’s title on her eyes and mouth
The words were clipped from a newspaper headline in the style of a ransom demand.
That year he also designed the garish cover art for their album Never Mind the B*llocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols.
Jamie was born in Croydon, south London.
After college, he co-founded the political magazine Suburban Press, where he combined graphics and slogans.
He attended a 1968 student demo with the late punk impresario Malcolm McLaren, who later asked him to work with the Sex Pistols.
He is survived by daughter Rowan and granddaughter Rose.
Gallery boss John Marchant called him “anarchist, punk, rebel and romantic”.