The FSU Digital Library Presents: Club Downunder Posters!

Since the 1970s, in the heart of FSU’s main campus, Club Downunder (CDU) has been entertaining FSU students with its eclectic range of live performances, including rock shows, comedy acts, and other recreational events.

David Rañon, coordinator of Union Productions and Club Downunder, recently donated 316 event posters to Heritage Protocol and University Archives at Strozier Library. These posters range from the years 1998 to 2013 and showcase local talents such as Look Mexico and more internationally-renowned bands like Of Montreal, Jimmy Eat World and Rilo Kiley.

The collection consists of promotional posters provided by the touring bands as well as original designs by FSU students and staff, most of which were displayed around campus and in the windows of CDU.

 

Look Mexico promo poster 11/07/2008
Look Mexico promo poster 11/07/2008
Jimmy Eat World promo poster 03/27/1998
Jimmy Eat World promo poster 03/27/1998
Local Covers Show poster 04/09/2010
Local Covers Show poster 04/09/2010

 

 

   

 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

These posters were digitized in high resolution by the Digital Library Center staff in Strozier Library using a combination of flatbed scanners and specialized, overhead camera equipment for the larger prints. To view the posters and their metadata (concert dates and supporting artist information included) please visit the collection at the Digital Library, Club Downunder Poster Collection.

Please note the posters are set to display alphabetically by default. If you’re interested in seeing them sorted by date, click here.

For more information about Club Downunder and Union Productions, including upcoming concerts and events, please go to their website or check out their more active Facebook page for updates.

Stuart Rochford is the Digital Library Center Studio manager at FSU and has worked with Strozier Library since 2011. He graduated from FSU with a BFA in graphic design and is currently working on his Master’s Degree in Library Science.