poster design for the stephen joseph theatre. the sjt asked if we could come up with an ‘edgy’ design that matched the content and feel of this play by their youth theatre.
set in a down-at-heel traveling circus, a gang of local ‘yoofs’ discover they might have more in common with the circus than they thought, perhaps even a shared future…
we’re often asked how we come up with ideas – it almost always starts with research into the subject, or in this case, reading the script from cover to cover. sometimes there are hours and hours of scribbles behind a design but this one arrived more or less as a fully-formed idea. one of the interesting things about projects close to home is you often hear feedback and it’s been really nice to have so many positive comments fed back to us on this one.
‘don’t feed the animals’ is part of the SJT reach out festival for which we also developed the logo and brochure as well as designing the poster for another festival production, ‘beachcomber’. you can still catch the latter today and tomorrow plus the end of festival band night at the weekend.