Poster Design for The Merry Wives of Windsor

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Poster Design for The Merry Wives of Windsor

We were hired by Wisdom Tooth Theatre Project to create a series of posters for their 2015-2016 season. The fourth in the series was for their production of The Merry Wives of Windsor. The show was envisioned as set in an I Love Lucy style television world of the United States of the 1950s, with the two wives as a kind of Lucy and Ethel. We drew on design and illustration trends of the 50’s, utilizing period style patterns, colors, and typefaces. Unlike some poster design projects, the concept for this one was developed almost instantly: the two wives would replace the two queens on a 50’s style queen of hearts playing card. We liked how this played on the¬†aspects of mischief, scheming, and (attempted) romance in the story, while utilizing imagery from a common 50’s object (a deck of cards).