Design a Poster for the World Premiere of Our New Play

  • Status: Pending
  • Prize: $190
  • Entries Received: 54

Contest Brief

We are a new theater company called "The Hive." We were successful in finding a terrific design for our first play here on Freelancer a few weeks ago (see attached). We would like you to create a poster for the world premiere of our second play. This one is called "The Bookbinder's Tale."

The play is an enchanted fable for adults. It's about telling the stories we each have within us, and how we must take responsibility and be the author of our own story. The bookbinder in the play tells the story of when he was a boy, he had a beloved, old book that he used to take into the woods to read. One day, a storm came up and blew many of the pages of the book away. He resolved to become a bookbinder to help preserve other stories. This serves in the play as the backdrop of a love triangle between three adults, so the design shouldn't look like it is for a children's play, although it could feature the child in the woods holding a book with pages blowing away out of the book. Books in general will be featured in the play itself. For example, a wall of books across the back of the set, or spiraling towers of books that look like trees, or a tunnel made out of books, or something along those lines. It isn't necessary to include books in the design, but we wanted to mention it in case it inspires you. But the poster should look enchanting.

The name of the play should be prominent, with the name of the writer and the director equal size beneath it (for now, make up names).

No photos of actors or scenes from the play, just strong graphics. (If you google "play posters" images, hopefully that will give you an idea of what we're looking for.

Please incorporate our logo somewhere on the poster, but it doesn't need to be a featured element or drive the color or look of the rest of the poster. Final art would have to be available in layers in Adobe Illustrator or another Adobe product. Please find logo attached.

Our first poster used a bottom section where we featured details about the dates of the play, the location, etc. We would like to keep that as a recurring element in each poster that we do, Ratio of the poster should be 12 inches by 18 inches. In this ratio, the bottom banner would be 12 inches by 4 inches.

Contest to run 14 days, however we reserve the right to close it sooner. If we do close it sooner than 14 days, we will give at least 24 hours notice.

Any questions, let me know and I will respond as soon as I can.

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  • deyali
    deyali
    • 1 week ago

    Kindly review my entry #60. Thank you

    • 1 week ago
  • LucidCanvas
    LucidCanvas
    • 1 week ago

    Hello,
    Just submitted #58 : )

    • 1 week ago
  • virtualbuilding
    virtualbuilding
    • 1 week ago

    Please check entry 51.

    • 1 week ago
  • SonarDim
    SonarDim
    • 2 weeks ago

    Can I use stock images?

    • 2 weeks ago
    1. DennisHolly
      Contest Holder
      • 2 weeks ago

      As long as we'd have the rights to use it at no additional charge.

      • 2 weeks ago
  • alalkhanfl93
    alalkhanfl93
    • 2 weeks ago

    Hi There, Please check my another new version designs #41, #42. Thank you.

    • 2 weeks ago
  • virtualbuilding
    virtualbuilding
    • 2 weeks ago

    Sir I submited entry 43 and 44 considering in one follow the line of the prevoious play cartel and in the other, disrupt it. Both based on the same concept. Hope you like this ideas.

    • 2 weeks ago
  • nikkihipolito
    nikkihipolito
    • 2 weeks ago

    Did you delete some entries? Because I cant see the entry that i submitted

    • 2 weeks ago
    1. DennisHolly
      Contest Holder
      • 2 weeks ago

      No, I see yours is entry #14. Nice work.

      • 2 weeks ago
    2. moeedshaikh1
      moeedshaikh1
      • 2 weeks ago

      This is a bug in freelancer web these days !

      • 2 weeks ago
  • alalkhanfl93
    alalkhanfl93
    • 2 weeks ago

    Hi There, Please check my another new version designs #41, #42. Thank you.

    • 2 weeks ago
  • alalkhanfl93
    alalkhanfl93
    • 2 weeks ago

    Hi There, Please check my another new version poster for you #39, #40. Thank you very much

    • 2 weeks ago
  • Ganeshgs99
    Ganeshgs99
    • 2 weeks ago

    Pls check #36

    • 2 weeks ago
  • AugustoCortegoso
    AugustoCortegoso
    • 2 weeks ago

    posted #32

    • 2 weeks ago
  • SonarDim
    SonarDim
    • 3 weeks ago

    What type of source file do you prefer: PS or AI / EPS? Replay me, Thanks

    • 3 weeks ago
    1. DennisHolly
      Contest Holder
      • 3 weeks ago

      PS or AI in layers, please.

      • 3 weeks ago
    2. SonarDim
      SonarDim
      • 2 weeks ago

      Thanks for replay me sir

      • 2 weeks ago
  • Ganeshgs99
    Ganeshgs99
    • 2 weeks ago

    check #28 pls

    • 2 weeks ago
  • AugustoCortegoso
    AugustoCortegoso
    • 3 weeks ago

    just posted #27

    • 3 weeks ago
  • AugustoCortegoso
    AugustoCortegoso
    • 3 weeks ago

    Any doubt I am at your disposal

    • 3 weeks ago
  • megatmarzuqi
    megatmarzuqi
    • 3 weeks ago

    Hi There, Please check my Entry #21. thanks.

    • 3 weeks ago
  • alalkhanfl93
    alalkhanfl93
    • 3 weeks ago

    Hi There, Please check my designs # 15, 16, 17. Thank you very much.

    • 3 weeks ago
  • moeedshaikh1
    moeedshaikh1
    • 3 weeks ago

    I am asking something contest holder its ready just finding where you have written the date or i just put for dispkay

    • 3 weeks ago
    1. DennisHolly
      Contest Holder
      • 3 weeks ago

      Don't worry about the actual dates, just put in placeholder dates for now.

      • 3 weeks ago
  • moeedshaikh1
    moeedshaikh1
    • 3 weeks ago

    Is book binding story based on old age theme or modern ?

    • 3 weeks ago
    1. DennisHolly
      Contest Holder
      • 3 weeks ago

      The play is set in modern day America, but when the bookbinder tales the stories, he transports us back 40 years to a town in Italy.

      • 3 weeks ago

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