Link to the entire collection on dropbox

Set One: Early Flyers


contains 10 early flyers, the Gigagirl and Überheld story, and 3 digital fonts that were used to make the flyers (dropbox link)

Set Two: BoyzandGirls


contains 10 early flyers, the Gigagirl and Überheld story, and 3 digital fonts that were used to make the flyers (dropbox link)

Set Three: New York Street


contains set of posters (dropbox link)

Set 4: Drum&Bass


contains 10 DrumNBass Flyers, and a set of vector icons that we used to make the flyers (dropbox link)

Set 5: Flyer Magazine


contains all Flyer covers and a poster, could include 10 flyers as well (dropbox link)

Set 6: Grand Street Years


contains 10 Flyers, Posters and t‑shirt designs (dropbox link)

Set 7: Japansikun


contains vector illustrations of Tokyo, 10 JapAnsikun Flyers, and a set Japna inspired typefaces (dropbox link)

Set 8: TypeThursday Typography


contains 10 typography posters and many typefaces (drop box)

Set 9: the Next Chapter


The re-birth of BoyzandGirls, will contain t‑shirt designs, more to come (dropbox link)

Chapter One — Early Flyers

Chapter one is about the beginnings: Studying at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and looking for a part-time job, even applying as a bartender at the notorious Limelight club, a clear pathway to heroin addiction. Instead, I started to design flyers for the clubs and raves. Promoters are often unreliable, and getting paid wasn’t always easy. The best chance would be at 4 am when the party was over, and the ticket money wasn’t spent yet.In the NFT, I wanted to include the digital font files for “Kitchen,” a font called “Milk-in-Space” —enough said— and the original BoyzandGirls font that was used to design many of the flyers.

There is also a short illustrated story of GigaGirl and Überheld (a promotional piece I dropped off to Manhattan agencies by roller skates at the time).

oh, and a flyer for the launch of UnderCover music in NYC and Scotto’s (Nasa raves) ‘Era’ party flyers.
(dropbox link)

click through some of the flyers and typefaces from Chapter1:

Chapter Two — BoyzandGirls

As we designed Flyers for the nightclubs in New York City, many promoters and club owners regularly came over to my apartment. As they walked in they would say: “What’s up Boys and Girls?”, which became my company’s name. In the NFT I would also include the digital font files for a font called “ballistic bump” and “Futurisms-FullofFlava”.
I had recently visited my dad working in Japan and slurged on the aesthetics of manga and Gundam. (dropbox link)

Chapter Three — NY Street Grand Street

Around the year 2000I collaborated with a Munich-based company called Cream01. We were both fascinated with NY’s street art scene and I documented the artwork along the doorson the Bowery, and the tags and posters in the Lower East Side. We were also known to throw large parties on our Manhattan roof.
(dropbox link)

click on the three posters to enlarge in the lightbox:

Chapter Four — Drum&Bass flyers

Flyers for Jungel Nation and Konkrete Jungle.

Monday nights were the Konkrete Jungle night, and Mac would call me during the party to let me know the confirmed DJs for the next week, which I would enter into the flyer design and run over the Kinkos hoping that the Xerox copier was available. Then I would print and cut the flyers and drop them off with Mac at the door of Coney Island high on St.Marks Street, Manhattan, so that he could give them out before the night’s end.
(dropbox link)

Chapter Five — Flyer Magazine

Flyer magazine was a portable club guide that we published monthly in New York. It originated in Germany, where the rise of techno and house music created a demand for updates about artists, venues, and styles.

At the time, many of my friends were DJing, working at or owning record labels, or organizing club- and rave parties. I designed countless Flyers for club promoters under the name BoyzandGirls and hosting the magazine in my office (aka apartment) was a natural progression. After expanding the concept to New York, we build teams in San Francisco, Tokyo, and LA.

We went out to countless clubs, concerts, and parties every night and wrote about it in the listings section. Approaching the monthly deadline, we often worked through the night. After one editor passed out from exhaustion in our smoke-filled, un-airconditioned room, we decided it was time to look for an office.

At first, we shared a large space on Canal Street in New York’s downtown Chinatown.
(dropbox link)

Chapter Six — Grand Street Years

We shared an office on Grand street with the music label Touch of Class, the fashion label Surface to Air, promoter Cliff Cho’s Direct Drive, and Taeko Baba of the New York-Tokyo anime festival. It was a chaotic, yet productive time. the NFT will include 10 flyers from that time and possibly some vector t‑shirt designs.
(dropbox link)

Chapter Seven — Japansikun

We had moved back and forth to Japan, sometimes for months or a year (eventually, we decided that NYC was still our first choice). During these phases, I was influenced by Japanese graphics and typography, which is reflected in these flyers:
(dropbox link)

Chapter Eight — TypeThursday vernacular typography

After returning to New York I joined a Typography Meet-up and produced a series of posters fro typefaces I designed. I will have have 10 posters in the NFT with some of the digital font files.
(drop box)

Chapter Nine — The Next Chapter on East 9th street

coming soon, this chapter is in the writing and the current phase of BoyzandGirls, which includes a storefront on 616 East 9th street on the Lower East Side.