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Junior Tomlin
Flyer & Cover Art
Velocity Press
Release Date
May 29, 2020

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’.

30 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. The first time Junior Tomlin’s music work has been documented and presented in such a comprehensive, cohesive fashion.

Introduction, commentary and draft sketches provided by Junior himself. In depth interview with Junior conducted by Marcus Barnes, author of Around The World In 80 Raves

Full colour throughout on premium 130gsm paper. Foreword by Chelsea-Louise Berlin, author of Rave Art.

“His record sleeves are classic examples of a hugely important artform now sadly deceased in the digital age.” Danny Briottet (Renegade Soundwave)

“When I think of music and the concept of what I wish to express, I always want the visual representation to be in total synergy with that I am creating. Artwork is so important! This is why I did not hesitate when it came to choosing an artist and legend like Junior for specific work projects I had in mind.” DJ Rap


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