Please Come: Shameless / Limitless—Selected Posters & Texts, 2008–2020
Please Come: Shameless/Limitless Selected Posters & Texts, 2008–2020 is a 536-page brick of a book. It charts the history of Shameless/Limitless, a Berlin promoter whose trajectory has paralleled (is responsible for?) the establishment of the most recent iteration of the city’s DIY music scene.
Please Come includes 219 posters for shows, parties and events across forty Berlin venues made by 130 designers, both established phenoms and newcomers. Guest texts celebrate and shed light on the ethos of Shameless/Limitless, and include contributions from musicians (Alex Cameron, Molly Nilsson, Sean Nicholas Savage, infinite bisous, Jane Penny of TOPS, Farao, Sam Vance-Law +++), designers (Aisha Franz, Tabitha Swanson, Jason Harvey and Natalia Portnoy to name a few), as well as kindred spirits.
Original event promo texts and posters for first or early shows from now-established artists, memorable nights with artists passing through town, and recurring shows and parties with heavy hitters trace the visual contours of this cultural hotbed.
The volume also includes an interview between designer Norman Palm of Berlin's fertig design and S/L founder Kevin Halpin.
Please Come is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the unique aesthetics of the Berlin-DIY club scene.
Designed by Norman Palm, fertig design
Edited by Kevin Halpin
Published by Slanted Publishers, 2021
Softcover, 536 pages, 4-color offset, 6.75 × 9.4 inches