Fly by Night: The New Art of the Club Flyer

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Covered with inventive, unfurling doodles, hand-drawn lettering, and images of sexy figures and party animals, the flyers reproduced here were created from drawings, tracings, photocopies, photographs, cutouts, and collages (in contrast to the computer-generated flyers of 10 years ago). They offer an intriguing alternative history of London’s ever-changing club circuit, advertising a variety of venues, ranging from Heaven to Bistrotheque.Covered with inventive, unfurling doodles, hand-drawn lettering, and image ...

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Overview

Covered with inventive, unfurling doodles, hand-drawn lettering, and images of sexy figures and party animals, the flyers reproduced here were created from drawings, tracings, photocopies, photographs, cutouts, and collages (in contrast to the computer-generated flyers of 10 years ago). They offer an intriguing alternative history of London’s ever-changing club circuit, advertising a variety of venues, ranging from Heaven to Bistrotheque.Covered with inventive, unfurling doodles, hand-drawn lettering, and image of sexy figures and party animals, the flyers reproduced here are created from drawings, tracing, photocopies, photographs, cutouts, and collages. They look back to the flyers inspired by the cut-and-paste era of the late 1980s but are given inspirational new form in the current scene.By turns provocative, subversive, shocking, decorative, and witty, these flyers offer an intriguing alternative history of London's ever-changing club circuit. The book features work by Wolfgang Tillmans, Sophie Thunder, and Ray Cesar advertising a variety of venues, ranging from Heaven to Bistrotheque.Craig McCarthy studied art at Camberwell College of Arts and the Royal College of Art and is a practicing artist. He has also contributed to Dazed & Confused, Grafik, and Vorn magazines.

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Editorial Reviews

Reference and Research Book News
“Visually engaging work to be enjoyed by anyone with an appreciation for the DIY aesthetic”
Sacramento Book Review
“The quality is quite good, and the range interesting.”
Passport Magazine
“A blast of youthful energy… perfect for perusing while gearing up for a night on the town or a hip trip to London.”
Zink Magazine
“A gem not only for those nostalgic for their own club-hopping days, but also for those interested in the cast potential of guerilla marketing and design.”
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  • ISBN-13: 9780500287682
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • Publication date: 4/6/2009
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Craig McCarthy studied art at Camberwell College of Arts and the Royal College of Art and is a practicing artist. He has also contributed to Dazed & Confused, Grafik, and Vorn magazines. He lives in London.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Klub Dada 12

Dice Club 18

Kaos 24

Fanzine 32

Club Disaster 37

Antisocial 44

Durrr 49

Sindrome 60

Junk Junk Junk 65

Magic Poison 70

Sophie Thunder 80

The Beautiful Bend 82

Donald Urquhart 84

Matthew Glamorre 88

Wolfgang Tillmans at "The Cock" 99

Motherfucker Mothercurk 102

Trademark[superscript TM] 108

You Me Bum Bum Tram 118

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