Saturday, 17 September 2011

What is the most expensive rave flyer that there is?

We have just sold a Dreamscape 1 flyer in mint condition for £25 equalling a Fantazia Club Tour at the Barrowlands flyer that we sold some time ago.  Generally flyers don't sell in very large amounts but it is undoubted that some have a special place in peoples hearts and that some just really are very rare compared to others.  We printed 1 million flyers for the Fantazia One Step Beyond event in 1992 (the biggest event of ours by some way) and yet they are still very collectable which means rarity is not everything in the price as with that many floating around it just can't be as rare as other event flyers that where only printed in the 000's.

What is the rarest flyer you know about? Which would you love for your rave flyer collection and why?  Did you go to the event or just love it as a form of artwork?

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Whats the worst ever error on a Rave flyer?

We love rave flyers as an artwork, but they were an advert back in the rave days and still are today.  Computers back in 1992 were not widely owned or used and certainly your typical rave promoter was not someone you could guarantee would be good at typing, spelling (or even reading) and many had a tendency to over exaggerate the attractions at a rave event to make it sounds as appealing as possible.   Ignoring these exaggerations (he says blushing) what obvious blooper mistakes have you seen on a rave flyer?  I was looking at a Fantazia Club Tour flyer from back in 1993 (Club Tour 9) and noticed that it had the event listed in the wrong year!  Doh!  No harm done I guess as people would realise when it was but I am sure other companies must have got the actual day wrong? Maybe the venue?

Why did these things happen?  Time pressure, typing error, last minute changes to the license or venue the list goes on.  However let it be a warning to all you budding promoters out there!  Proof read, proof read, proof read oh and get someone else (and possible 10 others) to proof read your lovely looking artwork!

Do post your comments on the worst mistake from a rave flyer from then and now....enjoy a browse of the rave flyer archive...

Monday, 5 September 2011

Rave Flyer Library updated: Amazon, Amnesia House and more added

We added about 30 new flyers to the rave flyer library today infilling many of the images for flyers listed under A, B and C.  We continue to scan and add flyers as time allows and as always are pushing to finish them all as soon as we can.  Notable flyers added this time were ones from Amazon, Amnesia House, Awol, Bare Necessity, Bass Odyssey, Club Kinetic, 3D, Dance Paradise and many more.

As always if you have any scans we can use of early rave flyers do get in touch.

View the latest rave flyer additions added...