Blackbird commissioned me to produce the marquee poster for their upcoming show of David Mamet’s Oleanna. Inspired by poster designs of the 1960s, specifically Saul Bass, the central theme of the show is the power struggle and miscommunication between men and women. The apple core speaks to the educational setting that the play takes place within, the yelling male and female faces show the power struggle, and the caption spells it out -The Original Power Play.
I am designed the logo for a campaign celebrating the arts in Nashville called “Mozart in Music City“. This is a partnership between BlackBird Theater, Nashville Symphony, Nashville Opera, and Lipscomb University.
The logo is based on varying handwriting of Amadeus Mozart on a music scale. See if you can spot the guitar which is usually mandatory when you use the term Music City. 😉
Two buddies of mine and past Trailer Trash Talk podcast co-hosts have been on wild and exciting theater rebirth in nashville. They have partnered with local Lipscomb University to bring back “The Thrill of Theater” to Nashville. The upcoming show “Magic” will be a foray into one of the works of GK Chesterton. Blackbird asked me to do a series of “Penny Dreadfuls” news pulp serials int her 1800’s style for email updates to evoke the style and tone of the era the plays takes place as a teaser for the play. The show looks great so far! “Magic” is to be held in the Shamblin Theater, University of Lipscomb, at 7:30 on the evenings of August 12 & 13, 19 & 20, and 25, 26 & 27.
Here is a video they produced to entice potential theater goers.
Here are my “Penny Dreadfuls” for Blackbird Theater’s production of “Magic”