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
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