West Side Story Poster

Commissioned to produce a poster for the advertising of the Bournemouth University Parts dramatic group’s production of West Side Story, directed by Jack Diplock.

Printed in a range of sizes from A1 to A4.

I wanted to put across the Brooklyn back streets feel where the musical is set, incorporating the recognisable fire escapes and windows into a bold and powerful setting within the striking text. The objective is to quickly grab peoples attention through the bold text, then the subtleties of the urban motive and screen-printed texture come into play giving a visually interesting piece that will hold the viewers attention. I screen-printed the original text to achieve the grainy and gritty effect that compliments the urban underdog theme of the musical.

Seeing my work professionally printed on A1 was really inspiring and I’m looking to go back into producing large works, rather than the smaller prints I’m now doing. The visual impact of a large textured image is stunning.

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About Finn O'Brien

Illustrator and creative. Specializing in traditional print and digital media. Part of the Paper Jukebox Collective.
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