Original artwork for Galaxie 500 poster, fall 1987, by Naomi Yang.
Naomi Yang: "This was where we had our first show [in Boston]. That was at this great crazy place called Chet's Last Call. Basically anyone could get a gig there. You just called up at a certain time, they just give you a date. A lot of punk rock bands played there -- everyone played there. It had this great crazy metallic wallpaper."
"I had always been doing graphic design. It's something I had done before I started playing music. In high school, I did posters for the school band productions. And between high school and architecture school, I worked for this graphic designer named Milton Glaser. He is a wonderful graphic designer and was my hero, and I was lucky to get this apprenticeship to his office where basically I did everything. I learned all the basics of graphic design which was all pre-computer and it was all about paste-up."
"The idea of trying to find a graphic image somehow was enticing and evocative...it was something that I was thinking a lot about. So doing a poster was very natural thing for me; it wasn't like a burden or a big deal. In fact, I really liked doing all that."