Designed by
Esquire, Buddy, American, 1959 - 2014
Distributed by
Jazzy D Productions, American
Subject of
Brothers Disco, American
DJ Breakout, American
DJ Baron, American
Funky 4 + 1, American, 1977 - 1983
Keith Keith, American
The Voice of K.K., American
MC Sha-Rock, American, born 1962
MC Jazzy Jeff, American, born 1962
Lil' Rodney C!, American
The Cold Crush Brothers, American, founded 1978
DJ Charlie Chase, American, born 1959
King, Angelo T., American, born 1959
Prince Whipper Whip, American
Dot-A-Rock, American, died 2015
Mr. Tee, American
Easy A.D., American
Ecstasy Garage Disco, American
Printed by
Unidentified
Date
February 17, 1980
Medium
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions
H x W: 9 15/16 × 7 5/8 in. (25.3 × 19.4 cm)
Description
A flier for the “Ecstasy Garage Disco” designed by Buddy Esquire. The flier is in portrait orientation and printed on white paper with black text and black-and-white graphics. It features a large, abstract, geometric design at the center comprised of overlapping circles and semicircles with various interior white, black, and stippled gray shapes and black framing at the sides. At the center of the graphic is a white area with the flier text. The white shape has a free form shape at the top with two equal curves divided by a cusp and a column below with zig-zag left and right sides. Inside is the event information, musical acts, date, and production information printed in text in varying sizes and fonts that read [Ecstasy Garage Disco / Brothers Disco / D.J. BREAKOUT / D.J. BARON /TheFunky4plus1 / Keith·Keith K.K. Rockwell / Sha·Rock Jazzy·Jeff Lil Rodney·C / ALSO / the / Cold Crush Crew / D.J. Charlie / Chase / D.J. Tony~Tone / Whipper·Whip Dota·Rock / Mr. T Easy A.D. / Sun, Feb.17,80 /$2.00 b/412 $4.00after12 / 9pm-until / A Jazzy D Production]. The event location and directions are printed in the top right corner of the white shape in small text that reads [1476 Jerome Ave / 4 Train to 170th st]. Black-and-white graphics of pointing hands and nine, black five-pointed stars emphasize the printed text. The graphic designer’s name, [Buddy-Esq..], is printed at the bottom center of the graphic. A dedication, [To Charlene], is printed in small text along the bottom right of the graphic. The back of the flier has no text or inscriptions.
Transcription Center Status
Transcription Available
Place used
Bronx, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Type
fliers (printed matter)
Topic
Design
DJs (Musicians)
Graphic design
Hip-hop (Music)
Nightlife
Rappers (Musicians)
Urban life
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2020.38.1.12
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5eda58927-f8df-4811-9a60-825d8971f2fd
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