Friday, February 25, 2011

Hollywood Glamour: Joan Crawford - 2002

I did a series of old Hollywood Glamour-type portraits of leading ladies past and present in 2002, starting with this one, Joan Crawford--not sure why, since I was never that big a Crawford fan (compared to, say, Myrna Loy, Rosalind Russell, Theresa Wright, etc.). But start there I did.

After doing a whole run of these (which I'll post on subsequent From The Vault Fridays), I decided the design I was using was too ornate and busy, so I stripped all that out and went with this approach--just the name in simple type, white and grey, strategically placed. I think this worked much better, and put the focus back where it belonged--on those amazing faces.


Mike Gerrard said...

That is a great image.

rob! said...

Thanks Mike! (Love the avatar!)