Play Poster Design
This play is about a fisherman found dead, drowned in his own nets, off the coast of Washington state. Was he murdered? Was it an accident? With Post-war racism still ever present, the authorities accuse a local Japanese-American man of the murder but the towns newspaperman has information that could free the suspect. However, this man is keeping secrets of his own that may prevent him from doing the right thing.
There is so much great imagery within this story, that I had a great deal to pull from. Being able to represent the tension and conflict that existed between the two cultures was imperative. It was equally important to show the ulterior motives carried out by the characters and that things are not always as they seem. I chose to go with a rough hand-lettered script (with very small speckles of red) for the title to symbolize the notebooks and letters throughout the story.
Hand-lettering | Illustration | Art Direction