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The Madman and the Nun


Client:   Student work

Added:   December 02, 2011

Updated:   December 04, 2011

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Poster for a play by Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz (1885-1939). My class worked with a Buenos Aires municipal theater for one semester, and we had several hypothetical assignments for it. The requirement for this poster: use photography for the visuals. My instructor, who photographed publicity stills for a film production company, knew one of the actors in this play, so I had the rare opportunity of photographing the two leads during a rehearsal.

The sketch shows my original layout, split vertically into thirds, with the text running down the middle in one column. The photographs (or the poses I shot) turned out to be too wide to use this way, and I had to come up with a different layout. It was a happy accident which made for a stronger composition.

The last two images shown here are for a second concept, which I finished on my own, after the assignment was over.

Dimensions: 50 cm (19.68 inches) (w) x 70 cm (27.55 inches) (h).
Typeface: Times New Roman.
Student work, Universidad de Buenos Aires (1987).

This poster, and the alternate versions, were later exhibited at the first "Bienal de Arte Joven Buenos Aires" (a biennial for young, unpublished artists), and got mentioned in the Buenos Aires newspaper La Nacion (1989).
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