Now two decades worth of these flyers have been brought together for exhibition Excess All Areas, which is at Leeds Gallery before travelling to London.
The images were all curated by Back To Basics promoter Dave Beer, in collaboration with designer Nic Gundill, who recalls the pair starting out by hand-cutting the type and using a repromaster camera.
Beer says, ‘I’ve always approached each flyer as a piece of art, prioritising the image and its message over the actual information about the night it was supposed to be promoting.
‘I spent so much time refining the flyers, many were delivered late; so late in fact that the party had often already happened by the time the flyer went to print.’
He adds, ‘I look around at street culture today, at the work of artists like Banksy, and I see a real connection between what we were doing then and what they are doing today.’
Excess All Areas, 20 Years of Back to Basics, is at Leeds Gallery until 19 March. The exhibition will then travel to London.