80s Shakespeare

80s retro is so far out of my illustration experience that I struggled a lot with this one. Add in that the client called for additional color and I’d say that this poster is the weakest of the two back-to-back Shakespeare show posters. Part of the struggle was the time crunch. I didn’t have as much time as I would have liked, but I think the concept could have worked with a little more tweaking. I was taking inspiration from a couple of different places, which might explain some of the issues here, but this is one that I might like to revisit. I love the color scheme.

Ideally this would have been paired with it’s sister show, Taming of the Shrew, so that the posters met in the middle with the Sun and the hills in the background making a U-shape across the two posters.

Copyright © 2016 Robert C. Olson

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