Detroit Rave Flyers 1993-1999

Across 76 pages, this volume from collaborative publishing project Colpa Press acts as a mesmerizing archive of Detroit’s rave culture from 1993 to 1999. From sci-fi aesthetics to kawaii imagery, the collection’s varied and bold designs document an equally vibrant, thriving party scene in the birthplace of techno. Price is in Pounds.

NY Rave Flyers 1990-1995 Volume 2

From Luca Antonucci and David Kasprzak’s Colpa—a collaborative art practice, publishing house and curatorial team—comes NY Rave Flyers 1990-1995 Volume 2, a 76-page collection of clever, often colorful vintage imagery. Measuring 5.5 by 8.5 inches, the book acts as a design documentary of rave culture at the time, and the posters within the slender volume often surprise.

Analyzing The Music Industry’s One-Hit Wonder

Through consideration of everything from society’s obsession with novelty to the well-known curse of the second album, High Snobiety writer Aleks Eror poses an in-depth analysis of the one-hit wonder. With stunning facts, “nearly half of all musicians that created a chart hit in the half-century in between 1955 and 2005 never did so again,” and a thoughtful approach to marketing, originality and the zeitgeist, …