Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Oscar Party Invitation
This was a poster invitation to an Oscar-themed fundraising party held every year by Theatre Calgary. I had suggested a full 27 x 40 poster featuring a full size Oscar statuette but, when finances were established, concessions had to be made and we decided on an 11x17 that highlighted the statuette's torso.
The poster is comprised of movie quotes (thank goodness for imdb.com). I researched all of the quotes and typeset the piece.
The quotes are not all Oscar winners, or necessarily Oscar nominated films, but they were films I wanted to use, plus a few special requests from the client. A quote from each Marx Brothers movie was a must, as was the "Take your stinking paws off me" line from Planet of the Apes. The poster was very well received.