ROMEO AND JULIET — Westport Country Playhouse in Connecticut possesses a rich theatrical history. Countless legendary performers having trod the boards there from Tallulah Bankhead to James Earl Jones. I was honored to design the advertising artwork for their 2016 season, which included William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
This “rejected” poster was designed to give the classic story a contemporary tone with its use of high contrast and imposing graphics. I employed my favorite color palette of black, white, and red, which evokes the essence of theatre for me. It also harkens back to my early days in poster design when the use of three colors was encouraged since, due to limited technology at the time, printing companies could keep costs at a minimum using just two color plates—black and red—the white being supplied by the paper stock.
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.