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This poster was created in an advanced illustration class that explores the range of image-making approaches available in contemporary illustration and graphic design. The project was to create a poster celebrating theater or film. The assignment was given in a class called Illustration Design Lab at ArtCenter College of Design. The challenge of the assignment was to create a compelling text and image relationship. Furthermore, we were tasked with translating the imagery into credible, market-based poster applications.
My goal was to create a poster for The New York Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park. For this poster I chose the play Macbeth. Utilizing the public library and the internet, I researched the play and it’s history to create my own image of Macbeth as a symbol of ambition, treachery, determination, power, guilt, and courage.
With the guidance of David Tillinghast, my professor and creative director, I was able to produce a poster that applied design fundamentals for image strength and consistency. I was also able to create a relationships between text and image. The poster project was a success and I received wonderful feedback.