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.
Visually engaging work to be enjoyed by anyone with an appreciation for the DIY aesthetic
— Reference and Research Book News
The quality is quite good, and the range interesting.
— Sacramento Book Review
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.
— Zink Magazine
A blast of youthful energy… perfect for perusing while gearing up for a night on the town or a hip trip to London.
— Passport Magazine
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.