Effenaar. VA's Take Over April 1978
Eindhoven, NL: Effenaar, 1978. Black-and-white illustrated poster (measures 17" x 24").
1978 poster for an all-women rock line-up at the Effenaar, in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Unofficially established in 1970, the Effenaar began as a home for young squatters in what was previously a linen factory. Residents soon began organizing consciousness-raising events and hosting music acts. Influenced by the rock trends migrating from the UK, many local punk bands coalesced around the Effenaar, and appeared there along with international bands such as the Talking Heads, the Ramones, the Troggs, and the Cure. This poster, designed by graphic designer Geertjan Dusseljee (he produced all the venue’s posters from 1976 to 1979), was for a three-day lineup of "VA"s, or vrouwelijke artiesten (i.e., female artists), including Dutch outfits Big Mamma Blues Company and Feminist Jazz Group, British feminist cabaret act the Sadista Sisters, and most notably the Slits, prior to their 1979 debut record Cut (members Ari Up and Tessa Pollitt are pictured). Illustrated in black-and-white. Some creasing and minor edgewear. Very good. Rare. Item #5472