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Rent Poster for Hysterium by NotTheRedBaron Rent Poster for Hysterium by NotTheRedBaron
Having designed Hysterium Theatre's logo for them, they approached me to design the poster for their first show: Jonathan Larson's Rent.

Because many amateur theatre groups had performed this particular show in the UK over the past 12 months, it was important for me that the poster should look sophisticated and not in any way derivative of the now iconic and famous Broadway and West End theatre designs which had been drawn upon heavily for the film poster artwork when it was released in 2005.

I decided to keep the design clean using a strong visual that a viewer could immediately identify with. When choosing the way I wanted to treat the text, I decided to use a typeface that would allude to, but not replicate, the original iconic typeface. I wanted to create a dynamic with the angle of the text, that would accentuate the implied lines of the building's structure.

It had always been my intention for Hysterium's logo [link] to be adaptive and for this poster I changed the logo's colour to work with the colour choices I had used throughout.

Time: 1 week
Medium: Photoshop
Reference: I used a photograph I shot at Hell's Kitchen, NY
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realizedesignsjason Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Nice
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NotTheRedBaron Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Cheers.
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rodrigozenteno Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
veeery nice design specially the colors
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NotTheRedBaron Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much... the colours are one of the things I like the best too.
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rodrigozenteno Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
;)
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FabianMonk Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Awesome awesome poster.
I'd immediately put that up on my wall.
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NotTheRedBaron Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
That's such a nice thing to say - thank you!

Especially as you have such a great gallery!
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HumanJPG Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
wow ,thats really good
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NotTheRedBaron Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Cheers! Thanks very much!
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PurePyaar Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Student General Artist
This is really nice, love the colour scheme and the typography =)
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NotTheRedBaron Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
Cheers! :D

Where are you studying?
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DevilDino Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
I love this. Beautiful use of type and the stark image. It's a design that works so well to capture the eye, from the slant of the building to the color of the type... amazing job.
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NotTheRedBaron Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you, I love it when other artists get what you do... and thanks for having a critical eye... ;)
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Beatific-Design Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
nice one, looks great.
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NotTheRedBaron Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
Cheers - thank you - great gallery btw...
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RichardTheRough Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Good poster mate, featured here [link]
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:iconnottheredbaron:
NotTheRedBaron Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
Cheers mate - thank you for the feature!

Appreciated.
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RichardTheRough Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
No prob mate, cheers! :ahoy:
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NotTheRedBaron Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
:lolly:
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luigipanda Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
Great!
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NotTheRedBaron Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
Cheers!

Fantastic avatar by the way!
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luigipanda Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks man!
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NotTheRedBaron Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
Pleasure!

:)
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DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
Woooow gorgeous design-- bravo!
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NotTheRedBaron Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
Wow, thank you.... you're an amazing artist, I'm incredibly flattered.

:aww:
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DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
:clap:
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cranenoir Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
well creative piece:)
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NotTheRedBaron Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much!

:D
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alexluna Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Wonderful. Never liked the original RENT posters or their recent incarnations. Too self-consciously edgy. This is much more provocative. All that space occupied by the towering apt building above the title leaves a lot of room for the imagination. The low shot and convergence really works. Nicely done.
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NotTheRedBaron Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
Wow - what a great critique - thank you so much! So glad you like it... and always fantastic to get a measured response to a piece of work.

:yum:
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alexluna Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Student Interface Designer
It's the work that inspires a creative and collaborative response. Testament to a good piece. :nods:
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NotTheRedBaron Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
That's a great way of looking at it... B-)
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GraySayell Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
fantastic design :clap:
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NotTheRedBaron Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you... it seems to have struck a chord with a few people...
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manujg Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
wow nice work. looks great.
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NotTheRedBaron Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Cheers - thanks very much!

:D
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elyvirlan Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
brilliant! :heart: I love the grungy look, and the blue touch!
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NotTheRedBaron Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you :dance: you always say such nice things...

:D
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elyvirlan Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
only about cool stuff :P
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NotTheRedBaron Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
:blowkiss:
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