Early rap/hip-hop/roller-disco flyers, NYC, 1979-1983

An interesting subject, as advertisements go. Similar to rock band flyers, these came from the hands of people without any formal training in advertising and design. A little rough around the edges, but some interesting style elements, type, and copy.

Note the train/bus route instructions in some of them. :)

My favorite is the one printed on a piece of IBM flowcharting paper, and showing off the walk-thru metal detector. :)










































AMAZING!

I loooove roller disco. It totally came back in the late 90's y/y?
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agreed. I usually don't care and just scroll, but in this case I will have to ask "pretty pretty please!"
I tell you what, Taft High School had it goin' on! I would have loved to have been at any ONE of these shows. But the one at the Savoy Manor would have been fantastic!
i think it's safe to say these are great. thanks for posting them.


I keep going back to the first one, reading 25 gals free!, and thinking "Sure, it'd be fun for a few days, but I'd have to keep them fed, and amused, and get a hell of a lot of bunk beds for the spare room.." :)


There's sort of a shortcut language to these flyers -- like:

T 31 22 B 9 16 22 6

(If you're going by train, take the 31 train and transfer to the 22. Take the 9 bus, and transket from 9 to 16, then 16 to 22, then 22 to 6.)

$6B410

(costs $6 to get in before 10:00 PM)

Funny stuff. :)


"...take the 31 train and transfer to the 22. Take the 9 bus, and transket from 9 to 16, then 16 to 22, then 22 to 6."

Wow. That's really wanting to go to the disco :)


I love these! A lot of the people I recognize and a few I don't. This could be a where are they now? type of thing. lol Thanks for sharing. :)
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Grandmaster Flash and Cold Crush played the same venue on my first birthday and I missed it, darn it, too late now.