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Gallery: UK Rave Flyers 1991–1993

February 2018

The Meaning Of Life, Bridlington 1991

Reverse of The Meaning Of Life flyer

Perception, Norfolk 1991

Reverse of Perception flyer, 1991

Entropy, Longton 1991

Reverse of Entropy flyer

Spectrum, Birmingham 1991

Reverse of Spectrum flyer

New-Age, Coventry 1991

Reverse of New-Age flyer

The Second Coming, Coventry 1991

Reverse of The Second Coming flyer

Fantazia, Exeter 1991

Reverse of Fantazia flyer

Heart Beat, Dudley early 90s

Reverse of Heart Beat flyer

Please DJ Give Us Some More, 1992

Reverse of Please DJ Give Us More flyer

Dreamscape III, Milton Keynes 1992

Reverse of Dreamscape flyer

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.

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