Custom disc jockey booths are not new. This custom disc jockey booth was done in the 1980s when there was a resurgence of 50’s music and there was a club in Irvine that was built called ‘Happy Day’s’.
They may have spelled it different from the TV series. Anyway the owner asked me to design and letter a disc jockey booth that would reflect the era.
At that time I had an expensive ‘morgue file’ as we used to call a collection of reference material. From that I got ideas about what to use for this 1950’s job. I made color sketches for the presentation using pen and markers. I would do rough sketches on tissue and then combine the good parts to make a working comp. I also did the working drawings for the booth itself.
The contractor did a great job constructing the booth and after it was completed I hand painted everything with enamel paint. They added Tivoli lights for effect. It was a pretty neat addition for the club, and became a popular place to dance and party.