ProjectCreate an arresting poster for Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth.
CourseIntro to Graphic Design
Macbeth is a well-known play, so it was a challenge to create a unique representation of it. Bloody hands, crowns, and daggers are common elements. Instead of avoiding them I tried to highlight Lady Macbeth’s role in pushing the title character to action.
At the time, I had just discovered the work of Noma Bar, and admired his use of negative space to create double meanings. I tried a similar approach by drawing a dagger that becomes the lethal connection that binds Lady Macbeth to her murderous husband, as well as dividing them. To balance the strong black and white graphical elements, I created a swirling liquid effect for the blood in Photoshop.
St. Mary’s Menton licensed the image to use for their Macbeth production.