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Artist Frank "Fraver" Verlizzo


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The artist's narrative: 

MATILDA — Adapted from the twisted children’s novel by Roald Dahl, the Tim Minchin-Dennis Kelly musical had been playing to sold-out houses in the West End since 2011. It was announced in 2012 that the hit show would be produced on Broadway in the coming year. I was contacted by the ad agency and was asked to design new poster art, since the Royal Shakespeare Company wanted to explore alternatives to the image they’d been using in Great Britain for three years (ever since their initial Stratford-upon-Avon premiere).

The story revolves around the power of books, learning, and one young girl’s astonishing imagination. As with the London campaign, I employed the alphabet as a graphic device, but chose to have an explosion of letters form Matilda’s portrait. Ultimately, the decision was made to keep the campaign as it already existed, but it was a fun project nonetheless.



Technical information:

A framed poster with museum-quality paper and a beautiful frame.

  • Size 20x28 inches (51x71 cm)
  • 200 gsm / 80 lb matte (uncoated) paper
  • Lightweight 1-2 cm (0.4-0.8") thick frame
  • Shatterproof, transparent plexiglass.
  • Includes hanging kit, to hang in both portrait and landscape orientations.
  • For indoor use

The frame and poster are delivered together, but not mounted. 



The purchase of this poster is intended for personal display by the intended user. The purchase does not constitute any license, or permission for promotion, advertising or any commercial or non-commercial exploitation. All rights remain the property of the artist.