Liquid Sky is most likely the oldest active club and DJ collective in Umeå, a town deep in the north of Sweden primarily known for its 1990s SxE hardcore scene. Running an age well into its tweens, Liquid Sky is well-known in the area for the inclusive vibes and an always eclectic mix of DJs and genres; who says you can’t run Italo disco back-to-back with some DnB-laden footwork?
I made this poster series for our events in 2019, printed on cheap online offset and pasted all over town. We drove most of our visitors through word of mouth (and Facebook events), so the imperative for the posters was less about informing and more about making a statement (goofing).
The typographic palette is powered by early Future Fonts – Ohno’s Eckmannpsych, lo-ol’s Civilitate, and CSTM’s Xprmntl 03 – complemented by a backbone of DJR’sNickel and Nickel Gothic, stretched in true 2019 techno fashion. The backgrounds were created through Illustrator’s Byzantine 3D generation capabilities, cranked to eleven and rotated until everything started to fall apart (including Illustrator itself).