With dodgy versions of Photoshop available from every fake market, DVD shop and noodle stall in the city, it takes more than a few flashy images to make your club flyer stand out from the crowd.
Better, then to take it back to the old-school: DIY, hand-drawn, Magic markers.
Nobody does it better than Baijiu Robot whose flyer for tonight’s Robot Panic draws on Swine Flu, the Economic Downturn, and North Korean missiles. If that doesn’t make you want to drink, nothing will.
Meanwhile Bananas took it one step further by letting anyone design their own flyer, voting is on now at their Facebook page. The three best entries get free entry to the club, and free drinks once inside.
Robot Panic: Thursday 7 May, C’s- 685 Dingxi Lu, near Yanan Xi Lu, from 10pm, no cover. Italo Disco, Rick James, Talking Heads.
DIY Bananas: Friday 8 May- The Shelter 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu from 10pm, 30RMB entry. Old School Hip-hop, Dolly Parton, party music.