RIVIERE, Gyz La and Fleur KOLK. Rotterdam Flyerculture from the 80s till now.
(Rotterdam): Veenman Publishers, 2007. First edition. Large quarto. 224 pages. Preface by Fleur Kolk. Collecting more than 2,000 fliers and posters for Rotterdam nightlife and cultural events, Flyer’dam reads like a catalogue raisonné for the design history of that city’s now-infamous clubbing-scene of the past 30 years–but without the pedagogy. Flyers and posters for parties, events and concerts from the 1980s through the 2000s are reproduced in giddy spreads that sometimes capture as many 20 vibrant items of ephemera per page. The rise of house, acid, gabber, illegal parties and R-and-B, as well as techno, drum ‘n’ bass, hip-hop, breakbeatz, the alternative scene and art pop parties are all documented here, along with profiles of clubbers and trends in graphic styles, typographies and influences. This is a good copy, bump to top edge in glossy wrappers. Surprisingly scarce with copies on Amazon in excess of $1000
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