Buddy Esquire - Hip Hop Inspired by Art Deco

Flyer King, Buddy Esquire is responsible for some of the most arresting poster designs of the era. With his sharp finesses inspired by art deco via the facades of the old Bronx movie palaces from the 1920s, Buddy Esquire truly is a master of the form. 

Check out the book, Born in the Bronx, for more information on Buddy Esquire and the early visuals during the start of Hip Hop.

Check out Cornell University's Hip Hop Collection, which includes a number of pieces from Buddy Esquire.