CBGB or Bust: Design by AmazingAngelaD

CBGB or Bust  was a live music and burlesque tribute to Blondie, Talking Heads, and The Ramones featuring tribute bands Niki Luparelli and the Gold Diggers, Warthog, and Byrne’s Big Suit, joined by a bevy of burlesque dancers for a night’s homage to legendary NYC punk club, CBGB.

I designed digital and print advertisements and collateral for the show, and promoted it via social media and press outreach. The show almost sold out and was a big hit!

 Facebook Event Listing:

CBGB or Bust Poster 11x17 FINAL

Full-size 11×17 poster for print


ART Oberon website - Event Listing Page

A.R.T. / Club Oberon website – event listing page


CBGB or Bust - Show Promotional Materials Designed by AmazingAngelaD

Digital advertisement image used on Facebook, venue website, etc.


Square image to be used as temporary social media profile photo

Square image to be used as temporary social media profile photo, as thumbnail image on venue site, etc.


Whenever you do a creative project like this, it’s helpful to create a Pinterest board to gather ideas and inspiration for your theme. For this design, I was able to create a pop art portrait of Niki that was reminiscent of iconic Blondie images, and I download free faux fonts at to get a close match for the CBGB sign font and fonts used by the artists. My color scheme was also inspired by old concert posters and promotional materials for the bands.

Check out the Pinterest Board for this project here:

CBGB Show Pinterest Inspiration Board

CBGB Show Pinterest Inspiration Board

About Angela Davis

Angela is an online marketing consultant, designer, freelance writer, and photographer for hire. Follow her on Twitter @AmazingAngelaD