Retro 80s / 90s Rave Flyer style Birthday Party Invitation
Growing up in the 80s and 90 and being a fan of music, alot of teenager and young adults bedroom walls were covered in music posters and music flyers. If you were a fan of dance music in the late 80s and early 90s then it may well be your walls were covered in an awesome array of super cool old school rave flyers from the many huge rave and dance events of that era. Well at wedfest it was no different. Our bedroom walls were covered from top to bottom on every rave flyer and dance music flyer / poster we could get our hands on. Every night out our older siblings went to these raves and clubs they would bring back a fresh batch of super cool flyers promoting the next rave events to take place.
Eventually we would go onto to go to these events ourselves and pick up our own flyers from clubs, record stores and clothes shops, where ever we could get our hands on them. The point of this story is that it was these flyers and posters that actually wanted us to get into design. We dreamed of one day designing flyers for nightclubs that would actually be on someone else’s walls. That dream came true and many years ago we ended up working for a nightclub designing all their flyers and promotional material promoting the biggest DJs and Dance Acts in the world, from Calvin Harris to the Swedish House Mafia, Pete Tong to Roger Sanchez and everyone in between. So come full circle and for many years now we have been designing the most exciting and awesome wedding, party and event stationery in the world. Many time over the years we have been asked to design invites or posters in styles of old school rave flyers or posters and in the style of iconic parties and raves such as the hacienda in manchester amongst others. Which brings us to the party invitation design we want to show you today.
Lauren got in touch with wedfest earlier this year looking for us to design her a cool retro 90s rave flyer style birthday party invitation for her upcoming 40th birthday. She told us how she loved all the old rave flyers and wanted something that looked like a throwback to one of those great flyer designs. Well she came to the right place as we collected these for years so had alot of inspiration to draw from. Lauren wanted the title of the flyer / party invite to reah ‘F*CK ME I’M 40‘, in homage to David Guetta’s famous Ibiza Party ‘F*** ME I’M FAMOUS’ which has been running in Ibiza and around the world for many years.
For the design we went for a neon futuristic, almost TRON like theme. Alot of the old school flyers used this style creating futuristic and far out graphics long before we had the technology and computer graphics software we have today. The front side of the birthday party invite featured the main party invitation information around the cool flyer design. The reverse side of the invite features the fuller party information including details of address and the line up of DJ’s etc. that would be playing on the night. The bottom of the invite featured a perforated RSVP card that the party guests could tear off and send back.
This was a super fun invitation design to work on and we have much more of this type of thing to show you so stayed tuned to the website for updates. If you are interested in some cool party invitations for your wedding, birthday or any type of event please click here to get in touch.