Campaign posters for the concert season 2021 / 22 of the classical concert series "Academy concerts" of the Orchestra of the National Theatre Mannheim.
The new season design of the 2020/21 season is characterized by collage-like visual compositions that continue the idea of visualization to classical music. While color, shape and movement played a major role in the design in the previous season, the focus is now on a variety of structures, cutouts and arrangements of different colored elements. Although abstract in appearance, the textures in the forms create and support associations with movement and sound. There is an impression of coming together or drifting apart, just like the musicians, the instruments and tones in the orchestra in ever new constellations and intensities create the experience of classical music.
The client was very pleased with the design. However due to the pandemic, most of the concerts had been cancelled since the beginning of the season and the posters were not placed in public space. Some of the designs found their way to smaller announcements in print or online, on cd or dvd recording covers, as the orchestra did their best to work around the obstacles of this tough time for classical music performers.