Sunday, March 25, 2012

TWELFTH NIGHT POSTER



I just designed this poster for my husband's middle school production of Twelfth Night. I literally did it almost overnight and stayed up way too late. It was quite fun, looking up psychedelic posters, listening to psychedelic music and then hand manipulating the fonts and using colors I like.

Now why is that significant? I've been working for the past year freelance art directing a mass market series of children's books that uses the same font, the same colors and the same look. The poster was anything but that. The art direction has been more time-consuming than I had anticipated, causing my disappearance from the blogosphere. The series is still ongoing and I'm still art directing it, but I'm going to set myself the goal of one blog post per month to give my creative juices an outlet.

3 comments:

  1. Kirsten, I love the way you used the 60's psychedelic look and color for a Shakespearean play, it's fun and fabulous-looking! What a great portfolio sample of your talents in design and art direction as well.

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  2. Thanks, MOna!
    The play is being set in the late 60s, hence the psychedelic poster design. It was the students' idea to set it in the 60s. Three years ago, Twelfth Night was set in the early 1940s complete with newscasts about the war between each scene. I wasn't doing posters yet then, but I probably would've done it 1940s WW II propaganda poster style. For this production, it will have a 60s slant to the war, complete with anti-war protests. (There's actually a war going on in 12th Night).

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  3. Yay! I love the 60's...Nice poster! Wish I could make it to the play. I remember that 40's version from 3 years ago...it was fun.

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