Check out flyers taken from Mike Pendegast’s new book Flying Over England: Rave Flyer Art Of The Early 90s
“In the late 1980s and early 90s I spent seven years travelling up and down the country to different raves, clubs and similar events,” explains the book’s compiler Mike Pendegast.
“Flyers document an era of peace and love, an eradication of barriers, an ethos of unity and respect. These memories can never be buried or discarded,” he continues. “They are an artistic history of the subculture. This was a scene that sprang from austerity into an underground, an anti-establishment movement that must be recorded as a significant era that, some may argue, altered the course of history.
“1991–93 was the golden age of rave art with flyers developing from photocopied, black and white scribbles of the late 80s to highly elaborate works of illustration. I kept all the flyers of raves that I attended.” You can take a look at some of Pendegast’s flyers here. The book it yet to be published, but you can find more information on his website.