Friday, March 30, 2007


This was an interesting play about a string quartet. One of its members has disappeared and is being replaced by a young woman. Its up for a Pulitzer Prize this year. Many other productions' posters had showcased a violin, but I wanted to showcase all the questions and sexual tensions that occur between the characters through a very subtle arrangement of the necks of 2 violins, a viola and a cello (which are the instruments in a string quartet - I didn't know that b/f this) ...
I think it turned out decent enough

Monday, March 26, 2007


I think after a year, I'm getting more and more comfortable in Painter. I haven't used Painter X yet, but I'm eager to try it. This poster was created for a one man play by Gareth Davies about the only Jewish character showcased in any shakespeare play. "Shylock" has become such a derogatory term for Jews. I was faced with the challenge of trying not to offend anyone, but still offer something that evoked the play. I enhanced a drawing from my sketchbook in Painter and I wrote out Shylock's famous monologue behind him ... "if you prick us, do we not bleed ..." I actually never knew that monologue came from Merchant of Venice, nor did I know it referred to the bigotry that Jews faced during Shakespeare's time. In all likelihood, William Shakespeare had never met a jew. They were banished from England, and almost all of Europe. The last place I think they were allowed was in Italy, where merchant of venice takes place.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

a Tuna Christmas

This one was fun to do. I've never seen the play, but after a quick read of the script, it's about a fictional town in Texas where some crazy texans prepare for Christmas. Its large cast is performed by two actors, and its pretty clever. check out more on their site:
A Tuna Christmas