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RAVE ART: FLYERS, INVITATIONS AND MEMBERSHIP CARDS FROM THE BIRTH OF ACID HOUSE CLUBS AND RAVES. Chelsea Louise Berlin. Carlton Publishing Group, London, 2014. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Trafalgar Square Publishing, North Pomfret. 192 pp. with 303 ills. (258 col.). 20 x 25 cm. ISBN 9781780975955 In English.
Publisher's description: Documenting the influential global phenomenon that is rave culture through a definitive collection of flyers and ephemera associated with the movement. Originating in small, sweaty clubs and growing into enormous raves with tens of thousands of people, house music and ecstasy were the driving forces behind what turned into a global phenomenon. Events that started as secretive nights in underground clubs with word-of-mouth advertising grew from one-off take-overs of unusual venues into huge open land-based events. Pager and telephonic communication became the medium of message-passing, and flyers were key to it all: informing the right people about the right place at the right time. Chelsea Berlin was there from the beginning, attending many of the now legendary events, from Club Shoom to Energy and beyond. Here she documents the whole exciting movement through the flyers that were handed out freely (or sometimes privately) to inform partygoers of the next venue. Flyer design became an artform, and this book contains hundreds of the most significant and rare examples from Chelsea's huge collection. Together with personal reminiscences and quotes from famous, infamous, and not-so-famous attendees, Rave Art paints a vivid picture of what is probably the last significant youth culture movement of modern times.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain — Post-1990 — Graphic Design
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 165829
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