Danny Show “Magic…” booklet, 1997
The year 1997 was an affluent and wonderful time. Back then if you went to a Danny concert you not only got a magical concert eperience – you also got a glossy 60 page brochure celebrating the maestro and his upcoming Chinese tour.
By the way Danny, is there something wrong with your guitar?
And what a celebration this publication is! All the best graphic designers of the era was hired to make this brochure a real keeper, not something you would throw away after the concert.
They were in fact the bravest designers of the land in 1997. Fearlessly they would use the same picture of Danny with his mouth open over and over again, without flinching. But they would also throw in a Las Vegas -style Danny on the same spread, to showcase his diversity as an artist.
Yes, Danny. A real shapeshifter. You never know if to expect him to stand with a guitar in his hand, or in front of a snowy tree looking like a used cars salesman. But you see, that is the beauty of the artist.
Look, there’s that mouthy picture again. Danny really likes this picture of himself.
But why only look at the pictures? By actually sitting down and reading this pamphlet we get a taste for the man.
Danny sings about the shelter from the wind, but it’s obvious that he himself does not need nor want to be sheltered from the wind. He is a man who enjoys sailing the seven seas and is not afraid of rain or wind.
The men that were born sailors are not afraid of saling against the wind. An adventorous mind waits for new ventures. China is waiting to be ventured.
Okay. But guess which part of this booklet is our favourite?
Clearly the technical crew – these are the guys who really make the magic happen.
We’re so glad you’re included.
Thanks to Ville Manninen for sending us this booklet.