Junior Tomlin: Flyer & Cover Art
Showcasing the mastermind behind some of the most iconic rave flyers and record covers of the late eighties and early nineties, Junior Tomlin: Flyer & Cover Art is a comprehensive insight into Junior's incredible back catalogue.
Intrinsic to the spread of rave culture in pre-internet days was the dissemination of flyers, giving ravers information on where and when promoters would be organizing parties. To stand out from the competition events needed to have distinctive flyer artwork and Junior's visionary capabilities led to a long-running career as a flyer artist. His often surreal imagery earned him the title 'The Salvador Dali of Rave.'
Thirty years since he designed his first flyer, this book documents his work, with commentary and draft sketches provided by Junior himself.
Chronicling the work of a pioneering artist whose art was part of the visual identity of early rave culture, Junior Tomlin: Flyer & Cover Art marks a critical time in British history. In a time where division and conflict seem prevalent, this volume allows us to escape into Junior's fantasy worlds and travel back in time to an era when social barriers were being broken down.
Foreword by Chelsea-Louise Berlin, author of Rave Art.
Designed by Chris West
Published by Velocity Press, 2020
Hardcover, 156 pages, full color, 10 × 10 inches