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A new book explores UK club culture's most iconic graphic designs

From the Haçienda to Gatecrasher

  • Cameron Holbrook
  • 26 January 2018

A book cataloguing graphic design in UK club culture titled Clubbed: a visual history of UK club culture has recently launched a Kickstarter.

This printed collection of various artwork showcases some of the most the iconic contributions to nightlife branding. Featuring a litany of designs from the past 35 years, the 350-page book includes “logos, posters, photography, tickets, menus, cover art, signage, lanyards, fonts and flyers” that are representative of club culture's widespread artistic impact.

Along with commissioned editorial from acclaimed music aficionado Bill Brewster, the author behind the book Last Night a DJ Saved My Life, the visual anthology explores early rave culture by collecting and re-created a plethora of nightlife-art from the pre-digital era. On top of this, Clubbed goes on to profile the works of “the most forward-thinking graphic designers working in clubs today”.

The Kickstarter has already received support from the likes of Jackmaster, John Digweed and Mary Anne Hobbs, the latter who believes that evocative club visuals help “define us as a generation” while simultaneously “inspiring a lifetime of electronic music exploration.”

Donate to the Kickstarter and have your name published in the book as a benefactor by going here.

Check out the contents of the book below

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