Flyers: Punk Rock & Then Some (1981 – 2006)
While it’s still very much a work in progress, I thought a few folks might enjoy seeing what I’ve scanned in from my collection of (real, physical, paper — I ignored digital versions even if I created them) flyers. As it turns out there are actually a few more to come (I just found another small pile), but this is easily the lion’s share.
My history with these things is pretty casual/ non-obsessive really. I’m not sure why exactly, but I started grabbing them off of utility poles & record store counters when I was around 10 or 11 years old, then securing them all over my bedroom walls with a wretched substance called “Fun-Tak” (you’ll see a lot of oily corner spots as a result). Around 1985 I started making them myself (both because I loved the music so much and because it got me in to the shows for free) and this early design work, along with the little photocopied Punk Rock ‘zine I was doing at the time, were most certainly my entry points into the world of graphics — the field in which I work today.
Of course like most folks who’ve gotten bit by the Punk Rock bug, these flyers represent a mere fraction of the time I’ve spent in loud dark rooms (though I didn’t see every single show pictured here either), but I’m still both happy and amazed that I’ve somehow held on to as many as I have. Hope you have fun checking ‘em out!