This black-and-white silk-screened poster, designed and illustrated by John Warwicker-Le Breton, was based mainly on live photos of Landscape in action.
Around this time, 1977-79, the band played live constantly, initially in pubs such as the Stapleton and the Swan, then clubs (including the Speakeasy, Ronnie Scott’s (first Upstairs and then downstairs), the Roxy and the Rock Garden) and graduating to bigger venues such as university student unions, the Music Machine (later Camden Palace, now Koko) and self-promoted concerts in Peckham, Hampstead, Fulham. The 100 Club was the venue for a memorable Landscape Christmas Party gig with Latin band Spiteri, at which the great Lol Coxhill compèred (and played solo soprano sax).
This is possibly the first use of the Landscape band logo set in the Stop typeface (designed by Aldo Novarese for the celebrated Nebiolo type foundry, see ‘The Nebiolo legacy’ in Eye 102 (John’s magazine).
If you have bootleg tapes or videos of Landscape gigs, please contact the band via firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear them.