illustration

Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle

I’m pleased as punch to have put together the spring concert poster for the Richmond Orchestra and Chorus Association and the North Shore Chorus’ spring collaboration.  They will perform two concerts of one of Rossini’s sacred works, the Petite Messe Solennelle, on March 12th and April 2nd.

RossiniPosterROCA_Web

I had a lot of fun with this one – I did a sketch of a Rossini portrait to use as my background and then scanned it in to my computer, where I changed it into a vector image in Illustrator.  I had recently got my hands on some new fonts, and I enjoyed playing with the contrast between the script font of the composer name, and the bold modernity of the title text.  I hope it references the traditional aesthetic associated with classical music, and the joyous, expressive energy that comes to mind when I think of Rossini, but with a clean, contemporary feel.

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Poster Time

So I made another thing! This is poster number three for the North Shore Chorus, a local community choir.  Their program featured a celestial theme, so I recreated a night sky.

Normally, I do a lot of text-based work – using fonts as a graphic element in combination with photos. Part of my day job is to do layout, so it’s a natural step for me. This time, however, I got to bust out my Wacom digital drawing tablet and make some original art. Doing the detail of the moon and the reflection was super fun. Can’t wait for more!

Shining Night Poster