Searching for the Perfect Beat: Flyer Designs of the American Rave Sceneby The Earth Program, Neil Strauss (Introduction), Jason A. Jordan, Summer Forest Hoeckel
An underground movement founded on electronic dance music and a utopian vision, the global phenomenon known as rave culture has proven a well-spring of some wildly innovative graphic design, manifested nowhere more than in North America. This valuable sourcebook, featuring the very best examples of dub flyers created to promote rave events, is unrivaled in documenting the distinctive visual style of the burgeoning American techno scene.
The book provides a brief overview of the history of file American rave scene, explores how graphic sensibilities vary regionally, and chronicles the progression of styles, forms, and means of production in flyer design, from crude photocopy to tray ant five-color foldout. Artistically inspiring, this book is also a record of the parties themselves, as the flyers include dates, locations, and names of DJs, bands, promoters, and sponsors.
- Crown Publishing Group
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- 9.09(w) x 9.03(h) x 0.52(d)
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i was completely captivated by this book. Visually stunning and entirely enjoyable.
Although the book as only an introduction the impact of the flyers themselves are enough to push this book through the celling of good books to execllent books.