9:30 Throwback Wrapping Paper9:30
Wrap your holiday gifts in 9:30 history this year! 9:30 Club's very own wrapping paper featuring the work of the venue's first designer, Mark Holmes.
*Each sheet is 20" x 29" and printed on high quality 70# gloss paper
*5 sheets per order
*The same designs are featured as wallpaper on the 3rd level of The Atlantis
*Black and white
*$1 from from each order goes to SMYAL (Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders)*
(Tag and ribbon pictured are not included)
Mark was integral in dreaming up 9:30's image. His work was characterized by hard-edged, whimsical collages which anticipated the desktop-publishing aesthetic in an era when such graphics were still done with paper, wax, and X-Acto knives. His designs were featured in the club’s early newspaper ads and promotional postcards.
Mark also DJed, bartended, and did just about everything else the club required, and is also credited with arraying the 930 F St. NW space with video monitors, an unusual idea in 1980.
*SMYAL (Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders) supports and empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in the Washington, DC, metropolitan region. Through youth leadership, SMYAL creates opportunities for LGBTQ youth to build self-confidence, develop critical life skills, and engage their peers and community through service and advocacy. Committed to social change, SMYAL builds, sustains, and advocates for programs, policies, and services that LGBTQ youth need as they grow into adulthood.