By the early 1990s, Baltimore was becoming the epicenter of a burgeoning underground rave scene. Club nights like Fever, which ran from 1992–2001, drew hundreds of people weekly, and record stores like Modern Music were the information hubs—places to hear the electronic dance music and pick up flyers. The flyer design was unique: driven by a DIY ethos that embraced new ideas. Typeface design, hippie-infused psychedelia, techno visuals, 3D graphics and appropriated popular culture communicated with an irreverent, playful attitude. This exhibit investigates the underground roots of this popular music.
Oct 29—Nov 11, 2018