Poster designed for the launch of The Animators Drawn Together LP. A group of artists and designers were invited to produce an illustration based on a track from the album. We were assigned the opening track The Beginning. We took the infamous New York City blackout of the summer of '77, cited by many to be the birth night of Hip-Hop.
Four lightning strikes hit the city taking out power stations and resulting in full blackout - cue manic bouts of partying, rioting and looting. The story goes that so much musical equipment was 'liberated' (and later sold cheap in pawn brokers or the streets) the city was flooded with DJs, contributing to the birth of hip hop.