For the Underground Shakespeare Company’s performance of Titus Andronicus, Director Kate Davis requested a poster and graphic logo to reflect the production’s Neo Victorian and Steampunk styling. Also, it needed to be bloody. Very bloody.
This was a fun project, allowing me to dust off the Photoshop skills and work with layer effects, textures, 3D extrude, and with airbrushing to create the brass look of the title text. Research revealed what sort of type, textures, colours, and iconography would be appropriate for graphics inspired by Roman and Victorian sensibilities. The typefaces are Clarendon for the main title and Knockout (various weights) for the detail text. The background and border patterns were compiled from various internet sources and the textures were taken from Von Glitschka‘s Crumble Crackle Burn, among other sources.