Shaun Slaughter and Roderick Mar Carpio‘s legendary dance party Lipstick has been going for 14 years now. Before the modern “hipster” (whatever that even means) was a thing, before the indie kids unlocked their arms and hips and learned to dance, back in the dark days of mooky rap rock vapid and bubblegum pop, Lipstick emerged as a shining beacon of genre-mixing and cultural omnivorism at a time when those things were hardly in Vogue.
This year, Lipstick celebrated it’s 14th birthday at Old Ironsides and these are the special limited-run art posters I designed to commemorate the event. Taking cue from the party’s ethos of decade and genre mixing, I wanted to express those different eras and all the smoke and light and disco and narcotic sweep that brews through them. I wanted to make something that I could have done in 1978 with 1978 tools and made the composition from signature artists from each of the eras Lipstick represents: Jarvis Cocker, Grace Jones, Mick and Keith, and James Murphy.