Romeo and Juliet Bauhaus Theater Poster for the Royal Shakespeare Company, 2022

I was inspired by the Bauhaus art style because I like how simple, universal shapes can be used to build clever elements that relate to the meaning of the play. I wanted to include a lot of hidden symbols–a sword, shield, heart, etc. I chose the primary color contrast of red and blue to symbolize the rival Montague and Capulet families in Romeo and Juliet.

Romeo and Juliet Bauhaus Advertisement for the Royal Shakespeare Company, 2022

Romeo and Juliet Theater Poster for the Royal Shakespeare Company, 2022

Design Process
These are some of the original historical posters I was inspired by in the creation of this design
These are some of the original historical posters I was inspired by in the creation of this design
I researched the fonts used during the time period of the Bauhaus art style and narrowed down my options according to what I felt looked best in this design
I researched the fonts used during the time period of the Bauhaus art style and narrowed down my options according to what I felt looked best in this design
These are some fun vector images that inspired me to finalize a design for my Romeo and Juliet poster
These are some fun vector images that inspired me to finalize a design for my Romeo and Juliet poster
These are 20 of my sketches for this project - I couldn't decide between the heart and the shaped type so I created both versions
These are 20 of my sketches for this project - I couldn't decide between the heart and the shaped type so I created both versions
Here I also I tried playing around with the figure-ground relationship, but the poster still needed fine tuning and looked a bit busy to my design colleagues. The color values were off as well, so I ended up sticking with an RGB red and blue and equal values of both colors in my final design
Here I also I tried playing around with the figure-ground relationship, but the poster still needed fine tuning and looked a bit busy to my design colleagues. The color values were off as well, so I ended up sticking with an RGB red and blue and equal values of both colors in my final design
This first draft I tried playing around with the figure-ground relationship, but the poster still needed fine tuning and looked a bit busy to my design colleagues
This first draft I tried playing around with the figure-ground relationship, but the poster still needed fine tuning and looked a bit busy to my design colleagues
After adjusting the kerning and color values, I perfected my final design. These are the finished posters.
After adjusting the kerning and color values, I perfected my final design. These are the finished posters.
These are the finished posters in action.
These are the finished posters in action.

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