San Francisco Rave Flyers, 1991-1993
A collection of reproduced rave flyers produced in San Francisco between 1991 and 1993.
Flyers were critical to the spread of rave culture pre-internet. The dissemination of the printed pieces gave ravers information on where and when promoters would be organizing parties. To stand out, events needed to have distinctive artwork, illustrations, and/or typography.
The flyers are also important documents of subculture organizing, documenting locales, dates, artists, and organizations that were part of the rave community in the Bay Area.
Flyers courtesy of Victor Stapf of Synthetrix
Published by Colpa Press, 2020
88 pages, full-color digital, 5.5 × 8.5 inches