Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Chameleon Schedules 1991-92

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

Chameleon Schedules 1990

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

Chameleon Schedules 1989

Chameleon Schedules 1988

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!

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Chameleon Club Schedules 1987

Continuing my posting of the show schedules I did for Lancaster PA's Chameleon Club in the 1980s and '90s... Here's 1987, including that time when we doubled up the months to save paper? I guess? Also, introducing the mercifully short-lived mascot IGGY, the new wave loving human Chameleon hybrid...

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Chameleon Club Schedules 1986

In 1986, I began slinging drinks (as a cocktail waiter and sometimes beer bartender when sold out shows required a secondary, bottles-only bar) at Lancaster's Chameleon Club, then located at 317 N. Christian Street (formerly known as the Back Room) behind Tom Paine's restaurant in downtown Lancaster, PA. Rich Ruoff had bought the club and hired me to do the bar schedules as well, which I continued to do for the next decade.

Being the anal-retentive archivist that I am, I naturally held onto all of these schedules, which I've decided to post here (despite being mortified by most of the artwork) by year, starting with May 1986, when I started hand lettering all this stuff. As the years progress, you will see more and more recognizable bands, some of which may surprise you, some of which may jog the memory, some of which may incur eye rolling! Stay tuned, I'll be posting a year a week for the next two months... and then we'll be moving on to the next legendary rock club where I both served the drinks and the artwork...