A Season of Performing Arts Posters

Or Poster-rama. I take good pleasure in both doing art direction and, in some cases, illustration, painting using a Wacom tablet, photography, heavy duty Photoshop work, basically getting my hands dirty churning these out year after year (some years are better than other years). Check back as potentially a couple these really could be broken down into the process of getting to where they are, for now, here they are, in one looooong post. Enjoy.

A Dolls House, great use of an old door on a busy contemporary street.

A Dolls House, great use of an old door on a busy contemporary street.

Art Spiegelman, bringing the art of cartooning to literary genius level.

Art Spiegelman, bringing the art of cartooning to literary genius level.

Cabaret, a poster where I was told to tone down the area where her boobs and butt would be. Grrr.

Cabaret, a poster where I was told to tone down the area where her boobs and butt would be. Grrr.

Carousel, the simplest of images make the biggest of statements.

Carousel, the simplest of images make the biggest of statements.

Collage, here I'm actually reusing some things I've illustrated for other things, but hey, it works.

Collage, here I'm actually reusing some things I've illustrated for other things, but hey, it works.

Glass Coffin; this is one image I want to break out into another post, it's many, many images in reality, all changed.

Glass Coffin; this is one image I want to break out into another post, it's many, many images in reality, all changed.

I've taken Jane Comfort and Company imagery and made something darker, but it fits the piece.

I've taken Jane Comfort and Company imagery and made something darker, but it fits the piece.

Notes to the Motherland. Paul Rajeckas is a one man force of nature.

Notes to the Motherland. Paul Rajeckas is a one man force of nature.

The Origin. Actually this got a different poster the next year but this was far and away the better of the two.

The Origin. Actually this got a different poster the next year but this was far and away the better of the two.

Trestle at Pope Lick Creek. I've a thing for trains so when I come across places I can use them, and a play that features them in the story line, why, that's a win win! Also surrealism and touches of Giorgio de Chirico.

Trestle at Pope Lick Creek. I've a thing for trains so when I come across places I can use them, and a play that features them in the story line, why, that's a win win! Also surrealism and touches of Giorgio de Chirico.

Twelfth Night or What Your Will. A writer from a newspaper called excited about my take on the play, think I lost him at the point where I was trying to explain it's hard to tell where the various paintings end and the Photoshop begins.

Twelfth Night or What Your Will. A writer from a newspaper called excited about my take on the play, think I lost him at the point where I was trying to explain it's hard to tell where the various paintings end and the Photoshop begins.