Junior Tomlin

Profile:
Graphic artist/designer whose work has been commissioned by several of the influential dance labels, including: Mute, Kickin Records, Vinyl Solution, React, ZTT, and Rugged Vinyl Records.

About

I started my career in the computer games packaging industry in the early eighties. My initial pieces were produced using airbrush with my style considered by many as being part Sci Fi, part fantasy. back in the early nineties was my most prolific period producing some of the most remembered and iconic images of that decade, images that helped and inspired a generation to create art

I have had many contracts, including record covers for leading dance labels, the first being Space Gladiator for Renegade Sound-wave on the Mute record label, ZTT and React - an independent dance label, Fashion Records (specialising in reggae) a compilation jungle album featuring Cutty Ranks and Poison Chang. My style developed over the years and he moved into creating rave flyers. My airbrushing technique combined with my futuristic style of delivery earned me the name the Salvador Dali of Rave‚ in the late eighties when the rave scene was flourishing in Britain. I amassed a moderate following among the Rave community in London, Japan and Australia, where my early flyers are still in demand and considered collectors items. Founder member of the London cartoon workshop where he learnt sequential art.

I developed a passion for teaching in the late nineties and sought vocation at Kensington and Chelsea College where I taught graphics using computer applications I later went on to teach at westminister college. My passion in my spare time is drumming cinema and the arts
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Featuring & Presenting

none Various Original Warehouse Stories 2017 Q&A and 1 more… Various - The Rave Story: The Complete 2016 & 2017 Collection(Box + 14xCD) Music Mondays none UK 2017 Sell This Version
MMRSDD001 Junior Tomlin - The Rave Story - Evolution album art Various Original Warehouse Stories 2017 and 1 more… Various - The Rave Story - Evolution(14xFile, MP3, 320) Music Mondays MMRSDD001 UK Unknown

Visual

MF 19364, 12 MUTE 88 Junior Tomlin - The Phantom / Ozone Breakdown album art Renegade Soundwave Renegade Soundwave - The Phantom / Ozone Breakdown(12", Promo) Mute France, Mute France MF 19364, 12 MUTE 88 France 1989 Sell This Version
L12 MUTE 104 Junior Tomlin - Space Gladiator / The Phantom album art Renegade Soundwave Renegade Soundwave - Space Gladiator / The Phantom (Single, Maxi) Mute L12 MUTE 104 UK 1989 Sell This Version
STORM 15 Junior Tomlin - Dead By Dawn album art Depth Charge Depth Charge - Dead By Dawn(12") Vinyl Solution STORM 15 UK 1990 Sell This Version
KICK 3 Junior Tomlin - The Bee album art The Scientist The Scientist - The Bee (Maxi) Kickin Records KICK 3 UK 1990 Sell This Version
KV 1 CD, KV1CD Junior Tomlin - Head To Head (Kickin Music vs. Vinyl Solution) album art Various Various - Head To Head (Kickin Music vs. Vinyl Solution) (Comp) Kickin Records, Vinyl Solution KV 1 CD, KV1CD UK 1990 Sell This Version
INT 126.941, L12 MUTE 112 Junior Tomlin - Biting My Nails album art Renegade Soundwave Renegade Soundwave - Biting My Nails (Single, Maxi) Mute, Mute INT 126.941, L12 MUTE 112 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
BFR003T Junior Tomlin - Annihilate album art The Annihilator The Annihilator - Annihilate(12") Beatfarm Recordings BFR003T UK 1991 Sell This Version
STORM 31 Junior Tomlin - Eyes album art Midi Rain Midi Rain - Eyes (Single) Vinyl Solution STORM 31 UK 1991 Sell This Version
STORM 26 Junior Tomlin - Respect For The Few album art Secret Desire Secret Desire - Respect For The Few(12") Vinyl Solution STORM 26 UK 1991 Sell This Version
STORM 37 Junior Tomlin - Always album art Midi Rain Midi Rain - Always(12", Single) Vinyl Solution STORM 37 UK 1991 Sell This Version
KICK 5 Junior Tomlin - Spiral Symphony album art The Scientist The Scientist - Spiral Symphony(12") Kickin Records KICK 5 UK 1991 Sell This Version
KICK 9 Junior Tomlin - Zeroxed album art Zero Zero Zero Zero - Zeroxed(12") Kickin Records KICK 9 UK 1991 Sell This Version
KICK 10 Junior Tomlin - There Is No Law album art Messiah Messiah - There Is No Law(12") Kickin Records KICK 10 UK 1991 Sell This Version
SOL 28 C Junior Tomlin - Death Shall Rise album art Cancer (3) Cancer (3) - Death Shall Rise (Album) Vinyl Solution SOL 28 C UK 1991 Sell This Version
KICK 11 Junior Tomlin - Bannana Sausage album art Wishdokta Wishdokta - Bannana Sausage(12") Kickin Records KICK 11 UK 1992 Sell This Version
CDSGP 028 Junior Tomlin - Just Part Of What You'll Get album art Tony Wilson (3) Tony Wilson (3) - Just Part Of What You'll Get(CD, Comp) Prestige Records Ltd. CDSGP 028 UK 1992 Sell This Version
CD MUTE 147 Junior Tomlin - Women Respond To Bass album art Renegade Soundwave Renegade Soundwave - Women Respond To Bass(CD, Single) Mute CD MUTE 147 UK 1992 Sell This Version
KICK 12 TR Junior Tomlin - Temple Of Dreams album art Messiah Messiah - Temple Of Dreams (Single) Kickin Records, EFA KICK 12 TR UK 1992 Sell This Version
SLIP LP 1 Junior Tomlin - Pure Plasma - Trance 'N' Dance album art Various Various - Pure Plasma - Trance 'N' Dance(2xLP, Comp) Slip 'n' Slide SLIP LP 1 UK 1993 Sell This Version
REACT CD 32 Junior Tomlin - The Dark Side II (Jungle & Technology) album art Various Various - The Dark Side II (Jungle & Technology) (Comp) React REACT CD 32 UK 1993 Sell This Version
SOL35MC, NE 145 Junior Tomlin - The Sins Of Mankind album art Cancer (3) Cancer (3) - The Sins Of Mankind (Album) Vinyl Solution, Vinyl Solution SOL35MC, NE 145 Malaysia 1993 Sell This Version
REACT MC 17 Junior Tomlin - The Dark Side - Hardcore Drum & Bass Style album art Various Various - The Dark Side - Hardcore Drum & Bass Style (Comp) React REACT MC 17 UK 1993 Sell This Version
ZANG 44 CD, 4509-93664-2 Junior Tomlin - Sound Of Eden album art Shades Of Rhythm Shades Of Rhythm - Sound Of Eden (Single) ZTT, S.O.R. Recordings ZANG 44 CD, 4509-93664-2 UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version

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MISTER_DIA-TRIBE_73

MISTER_DIA-TRIBE_73

June 28, 2020
I have for sale an original rave clock designed and signed by Junior Tomlin.... Pm for details.....
MISTER_DIA-TRIBE_73

MISTER_DIA-TRIBE_73

January 23, 2020
Wow never knew Junior Tomlin designed the logo for Rugged Vinyl (one of my most favourite Jungle Techno label ever!)...

And I agree with the reviewer below that I too had the fortune of growing up with his artwork for record labels and his flyers for rave events.

I have a clock designed by the man...

I'd love it to be on the database so people can see the artwork but how would I submit a non-vinyl (But still circular) item?
invacar

invacar

November 20, 2017
I grew up with Junior Tomlin's artwork. Wicked stuff. He's an inspiration.
tangee

tangee

September 17, 2015
Nice one for all the pukka flyers mate...