Visual Energy

Flyer Design and its Relationship with Acid House


Dissertation submitted for the Final Year - BA Graphic Design Course
Swansea Institute of Higher Education


by
Simon Parkin
simon@ethicalgraphicdesign.co.uk


May, 1999



Photographs taken by Simon Parkin at Dance 91
(Aston Villa Leisure Centre, Birmingham)
with special permission of the organiser, Brian Wakefield




Contents


  Cover Pic

  Introduction

Chapter

1

  Acid House
1.1  Sun, Sea, Sand and Ecstacy
1.2  Hedonism in Hard Times
1.3  Dance Trance
1.4  Psychedelia
1.5  Technology
1.6  Ecstasy
1.7  Grins
1.8  Sex in Hard Times
1.9  Cultural Crossroads
1.10  Everything begins with an E

Chapter

2

  Flyers
2.1  Perennial Ephemera
2.2  Style in Transit
2.3  Grassroots
2.4  Photocopied Tat
2.5  Raw to the Core
2.6  Are you Experienced?
2.7  Just Express Yourself!
2.8  Mind Blown
2.9  Psychedelic Posters
2.10  Smile
2.11  Piracy
2.12  Visual Sampling
2.13  Technicolour
2.14  Eclectic Ephemera

Chapter

3

  Sub to Pop

  Conclusion

  Bibliography

  Photos & Flyer Pics

comments to simon@ethicalgraphicdesign.co.uk
revised 24 September 2008