Junior Tomlin: Flyer and Cover Art / ISBN 9781913231033 / 180-page hardcover, 10 x 10 inches, from Velocity Press (UK) / brand new book but some scuffs to the black matte cover
Showcasing the mastermind behind some of the most iconic rave flyers and record covers of the late eighties and early nineties, Junior Tomlin: Flyer & Cover Art is a comprehensive insight into Junior's incredible back catalogue. Intrinsic to the spread of rave culture in pre-internet days was the dissemination of flyers, giving ravers information on where and when promoters would be organising parties. To stand out from the competition events needed to have distinctive flyer artwork and Junior's visionary capabilities led to a long-running career as a flyer artist. His often surreal imagery earned him the title 'The Salvador Dali of rave'.
Thirty years since he designed his first flyer, this book documents his work, with commentary and draft sketches provided by Junior himself. Chronicling the work of a pioneering artist whose art was part of the visual identity of early rave culture, Junior Tomlin: Flyer & Cover Art marks a critical time in British history.
In a time where division and conflict seem to be more prevalent than ever, the book allows us to escape into Junior's fantasy worlds and travel back in time to an era when social barriers were being broken down.