Searching for the Perfect Beat: Flyer Designs of the American Rave Scene

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Watson-Guptill Publications, 2000 - Design - 157 pages
The book provides a brief overview of the history of file American rave scene, explores how graphic sensibilities vary regionally, and chronicles the progression of styles, forms, and means of production in flyer design, from crude photocopy to tray ant five-color foldout. Artistically inspiring, this book is also a record of the parties themselves, as the flyers include dates, locations, and names of DJs, bands, promoters, and sponsors.

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Neil Strauss is the author of The Game and Rules of the Game. He is also the coauthor of several celebrity memoirs including The Long Hard Road Out of Hell with Marilyn Manson, The Dirt with Mtley Cre, How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale with Jenna Jameson, and Don't Try This at Home with Dave Navarro. He also writes for Rolling Stone and The New York Times. He won the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for his coverage of Kurt Cobain's suicide for Rolling Stone and his profile of Eric Clapton in The New York Times Arts and Leisure section.

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