In 1993, Lancaster's alt-rock scene was in full swing, with The Ocean Blue, The Innocence Mission, Suddenly, Tammy!, and sister city York's LIVE all signed to major labels. Additionally, lots of smaller bands (including The OOgies) were putting out records on indie labels and playing Chameleon (and other venues) regularly. As for the Chameleon schedules, Russ Cox had moved on from doing the back, which now fell to me, utilizing a rudimentary ClarisWorks design program (it would be another year until Adobe Illustrator fit into my toolbox). On the fronts, I was still (as I would till the end) hand-lettering the bands, augmenting with press-on type, cutting and pasting the clip art with rubber cement. And you know what? I miss that.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
After a year of not doing the Chameleon schedules, I was re-hired for the job, and for a brief period worked with Russ Cox (now an accomplished children's book illustrator) under the name Hootenanny Graphics to supply the artwork. I continued the cut-and-paste (literally... there was rubber cement involved), hand-lettered schedule, while Russ did the back of the mailer using (I believe) Adobe Illustrator, a program I was still a year away from toe-dipping.
Wednesday, June 05, 2019
A couple of missing schedules here, and then we have a cut-off... the October 1990 schedule was my final one—for a while. Chameleon decided to go in a different direction with the schedule art, hiring a more professional designer and going for a different esthetic. But just over a year later, I would be back...
Tuesday, June 04, 2019
Continuing the posting of the music schedules I did for Lancaster PA's Chameleon Club in the 1980s and '90s, this year covering the time when the club moved from the small room behind Tom Paine's restaurant to the much larger space on Water Street... More to come!