Flying Over England
Flying Over England
In the late 1980s and early 90s Mike Pendegast spent seven years travelling up and down the country to different raves, clubs and similar events, collecting all the flyers of those events along the way.
Across this book Mike documents an incredible generational movement that still carries so much weight even to this day.
Mike goes on to show us that such powerful memories can never be buried or discarded, and flyers are an artistic history of the subculture. This was a scene that sprang from austerity into an underground, an anti-establishment movement that must be recorded as a significant era that, some may argue, altered the course of history.
1991–93 was the golden age of rave art with flyers developing from photocopied, black and white scribbles of the late 80s to highly elaborate works of illustration.
This project will be released in limited edition of 500 copies :
- Book 1 will be over 150 pages of flyers.
- Book 2 the story behind the era as lived through Mike's experiences.
Team behind the project
BA(Hons) Music Performance, graduating with 1st class honours. Author of “Flying Over England: Rave Flyer Art Of The Early 90’s”, and “Neo-Tribalism Within Rave Culture”.
Owner of Hull Vinyl Mixing Tuition, and vinyl DJ of multiple genres. Specialist in late 80’s and early 90’s electronic dance music landscapes and subcultures.
Singer/Songwriter/solo artist with radio air time of original material. Various sync deals.
Hugo Chevallier (Art director)
French awarded art director based in New York, working essentially in branding, editorial design and photography.
Bruno Faivre (Graphic designer)
French graphic designer based in Brussels specialized in editorial design and brand identity.
Duke's Distribution (Publisher)
is a record label founded by Grant as an outlet dedicated to releasing original music with no boundaries of style.
Duke's Editions is the publishing arm of the label and is a platform focusing on the depiction of underground culture.
#1- January : Book is ready for print
#1 - February / March : launch of production once we receive the funds
# 2 - April/ May : Release of the book
À quoi servira la collecte
Duke's Distribution will receive the funds collected.
The fundraising will cover part of the printing costs :
- 4000 euros for production of book 1 ( flyers )
- 1000 euros for production book 2 ( the story of that era by Mike )
. If the goal is exceeded the funds will be used for the rest of the printing , delivery costs & production of prizes for the kissbankers who believed in the project .
Any extra funds beyond that will be directed for the organization of an exhibition
Duke's Distribution will receive the entirety of the sum collected via this campaign .