Monday, November 17, 2008

WPA: Macbeth - 2008

As I've talked about ad nauseum lately, I've been really into the WPA-style recently.

After being involved with the 75th Anniversary celebration the Design For Social Impact put together last month, I started working on faux-WPA posters, like the one you see above.

Orson Welles and his Mercury Theater did a bunch of productions under the auspices of the WPA, including some Shakespeare. They never did Macbeth as far as I know, but Orson made a film version in 1948, and so I conflated what he looked like in that film and moved it back to the 1930s, as if he and his company had put on a WPA-funded production of the legendary tragedy.

I was really happy with this once I finished it, and it will be the first of many in this style, of that I'm sure!

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