Paradiso / Drum&Bassline
January 1998
Drum & Bassline flyers
Paradiso (Amsterdam)

Between 1995 and 1999, we designed various posters and flyers for Paradiso, Amsterdam's premier rock venue. Paradiso plays an important role in the recent history of Amsterdam, and in Dutch counter- and rock-culture in general, so it is a real honour to have been involved with this place. It also has a rich history of graphic design (Martin Kaye’s amazing concert posters, to name one example), so we’re proud to stand in that tradition.

After creating a series of flyers for Paradisco, based on the size of a creditcard (see Paradiso / Paradisco), and a series of flyers for Bassline, revolving around the idea of Filofax sheets (see Paradiso / Bassline 1, 2, 3), we were asked to come up with yet another series of flyers for a new club night. Drum & Bassline was the name of this club night, basically a spin-off of Bassline, focusing on drum-n-bass and jungle music.

After the creditcard (Paradisco) and the Filofax sheet (Bassline), we had to come up with a new format. We decided to keep it really simple, and went for a postcard format. Shown below a selection of six A6-sized postcards (frontside) that we designed for Drum & Bassline:


The series we created for Drum & Bassline ran from 1997 to 1999, during which we designed a few dozen postcards for this club night. On these postcards, we experimented with found images and slogans, line drawings, phrases we wrote ourselves, typographic compositions. As a series, it might not have been as consistent as Paradisco or Bassline, but seeing these cards now, some of them look still alright, which cannot be said of some of the earlier Bassline- and Paradisco-flyers.

Drum & Bassline flyers printed by Drukkerij Heijt, Amsterdam.

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