More DJ Flyers

So back when I had my weekly dj gig, I would throw together a flyer design every single week (usually during my lunch break). This would mainly involve scanning or pulling an existing image from some source, making it extra silly, cleaning it up, doing a fitting font & text treatment, and then emailing it with a description of the event.

This was before Facebook and Gmail and probably Moses, so you whippersnappers don’t know how easy you got it. Now git off mai bermuda grass!

Anyway, I hope you enjoy these, and those who were there, I hope you enjoy the trips down memory lane. =)

–Matt

DJ Flyers medley #1

DJ Flyers medley #2

DJ Flyers medley #3

DJ Flyers medley #4

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Halloween Throwdown flyers

As a second part to my Halloween-themed posts, here are the flyers for all four years of our Halloween party.
Good times!

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Jazz Anew Email Compostion (first of many)

Jazz Anew email composition

I took part in three dj events in one week, so I created this email flyer for them all.

DISCLAIMER: EACH and EVERY Thursday (for well over 3 years), I created some sort of quick Photoshop graphic to promote my Jazz Anew dj night (usually made during my lunch break). The basic idea was to borrow a sample image from somewhere and then change it and create a pretty neato email flyer. I made certain to manipulate the images enough so that it became an entirely new piece of artwork.

Tags: 2005, dj, flyer, graphic design, jazz anew Comments are off for this post

Flyers for the ERECTRO/LOCK dj collective

Here are some quick flyers that I made for a NC dj collective known as ERECTRO/LOCK (get it?… Electro/Rock, spoonerism, hilarity, et cetera). A lot of this stuff gets made super-quick because there is never enough time to design it proper (and is done as a free favor), but they are ALWAYS fun.

Designer not responsible for crude or inappropriate dj names.

Flyers for ERECTRO/LOCK dj collective

Flyers for ERECTRO/LOCK dj collective

Flyers for ERECTRO/LOCK dj collective

Tags: 2006, 2007, dj, flyer, graphic design Comments are off for this post

Flyer for the Jazz Anew 2nd Anniversary event

Flyer design for the Jazz Anew 2nd Anniversary party

This is a flyer I made to celebrate the 2nd year of Jazz Anew (a weekly dance party dedicated to jazzy-electronic music in all it’s many wonderful forms).

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Future Defunct: my Kenzo Minami homage/rip-off

In 2003 (like most graphic design nerds) I became obsessed with Kenzo Minami’s work. His gratuitously excessive vector designs are totally my bag. So I wanted to see what I could come up with while attempting his style of piece. I remember it took a good while to complete, but it was still a lot of fun. It was all created in Flash, because I really wanted to animate it eventually. There is just never enough time.

Check out his site, and be sure to keep a towel close by to wipe up your drool.

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Event flyer for the Winter Wiggle 2 dance party

Flyer for Winter Wiggle 2 dance party

This is a flyer that I made for the sequel to our winter-themed dance party, the Winter Wiggle. The image of the girls came from a swanky 1960′s women’s clothing catalog.

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Bonde do Role flyer

Flyer for Bonde do Role event

A flyer that I designed for our show with Bonde do Role at the Local506. Unfortunately Marina came down with some sort of throat infection and missed a few shows (including the North Carolina gig). As of this posting, they are rescheduled to play at the Local506 in mid-October. The N.C. ERECTRO/LOCK boys are again scheduled to dj as an opening act. I know they will do me proud.

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Dava Nada flyer

Flyer for Dave Nada dj appearance

This is a flyer that I designed for when I helped bring him to the Triangle (NC). By the way, Dave Nada is one of the best DJs I have ever seen/heard. Don’t miss it if you ever get the opportunity to see him live.

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