In the mid- to late 1980s rave culture developed. It influenced music, design, art, drugs, fashion, language and even the law. This book paints a vivid picture of what is probably the last significant youth culture movement of modern times.
Chelsea Louise Berlin studied art and design at Chelsea School of Art and started a company in the mid-1980s, producing hand-printed and painted t-shirts, paintings and banners. She has exhibited painting, sculpture, furniture and photography and was involved in interior design, window dressing and prop making. She is custodian of her 'Berlin Collection', which comprises thousands of items of ephemera and collectables from the 1980s onwards, including nightclub and rave flyers, VIP cards and memberships, postcards, tart cards, magazines and film posters. Chelsea lives and works in London.