Spelman Mash-Up Poster

Challenge: Spelman College needed a poster to promote their new student-project entitled “Mash-up,” a project combines visual, dance, theater and music in various compositions. The director wanted something that featured something fun and yet gives a nod to the marriage of classical themes in a modern way.

Solution: I wanted to play off the concept of a Victorian woman. After looking at various elements like dresses, boots, and bags, I settled on the wig. I created a watercolor splash pattern in Photoshop and mapped the look atop the model’s head. The header typeface and comedy-tragedy masks help to tie the poster theme together.