Project: Design a poster and suite of graphics for an upcoming comedy at Redwood Curtain
Things that were noteworthy about this project:
Ripcord is a difficult play to pigeonhole. With skydiving, haunted houses, dark comedy, and a healthy dose of life in an elderly care facility, there was a wide variety of imagery and themes to choose from. The two lead actresses are both well-known Humboldt County stars, so we definitely wanted a poster that featured their faces.
We started with a photo shoot with Evan Wish Photography, and captured the actresses heads at multiple angles with fans blowing up onto their faces. Then we selected the best stock photograph to match and had some fun with Photoshop. The project didn’t have a huge budget – and we needed to color one of the actress’s hair – so we did a quick Photoshop cut out of the heads. The hair in the foreground was the most difficult part. Ideally that process should have taken about six hours, but we made it work with about two hours of labor. Then we added a color wash over the entire photo to tie the lighting together a bit.