Friday, October 17, 2008
Here are a couple of posters I did for the American Community Theater (Hongkong) through dear friend Mida, who used to perform for that group. This was four years ago, and I remember being really excited about doing their production posters. I've always wanted to add that "commercial" element to theater posters since, after all, they're supposed to attract attention and sell shows. If a theater poster was too artsy, or too symbolic, then how can the common citizen with extra cash know what the play was about?
Yes, it's possible to draw crowds into a theater by the strength of a poster. But that poster has to hit its intended audience at the core.