London: Final Solution, . First Edition. Six broadside flyers, each printed recto only. Offset, five in color, one B&W. Three 8" x 5.5" approx. Remainder 11.5" x 8.5" approx. Uniformly near fine to fine overall. Item #17659
Founded by Colin Faver and Kevin Millins, Final Solution was arguably the most important promoter in the UK during the postpunk years. With their impecable eye for talent (Joy Division, New Order, Echo & the Bunnyman, Throbbling Gristle, et al) and their instantly-recognizable flyers, Final Solution produced many of the best shows in and around London, especially for shows at London's legendary gay nightclub Heaven. And the flyers, such as though included here, were in no small part key to this success. With their distinctive and colorful designs, these uncredited flyers both embody the aesthetics of the New Romantics (which the "Heaven sound" helped define), while retaining the lean aethetic of postpunk. Included here are five flyers for shows at Heaven (Thompson Twins, Flock of Seagulls, among others), as well as one for a show at Assembly Hall (Bauhaus), all from 1981.