11 August 2009

Love in the Time of Terror

11" x 8.5", digital, 2006

This poster was for a one-night-only reading of five short plays written and directed by Krista Dalby dealing with the theme of terrorism. The date was chosen specifically to coincide with the fifth anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the USA, although none of the plays are about that event.

Almost (represented by the heart with the fuse) was written a few years before the other four and is my favourite of Krista's plays; it moves me every time I see it. The other four plays that comprise Love in the Time of Terror are (in order of performance and appearance on the poster) The Prisoner, Terror Depot, The Fall, and Hear Me.
Almost and Terror Depot are brilliantly infused with humour and they serve to lighten some of the heaviness of the overall theme.

I did this entirely digitally and with minimal colours to make it look like a ransom note or propaganda which has been hastily assembled, but Krista put a lot of thought into the concept and I took great care in deliberately adapting, adjusting, and customizing the clipart to be precisely as you see it.

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