Design a Poster for the World Premiere of Our New Play

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $190
  • Entries Received: 52
  • Winner: LucidCanvas

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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  • DennisHolly
    Contest Holder
    • 3 months ago

    Just a note to say thank you to all who submitted. There were some really strong entries that made it difficult to choose.

    • 3 months ago
  • rodneymartinez
    rodneymartinez
    • 3 months ago

    Seriously! Wow! A piece of work...

    • 3 months ago
  • nikkihipolito
    nikkihipolito
    • 3 months ago

    Hi Im just wondering when will you award the prize? Thank you.

    • 3 months ago
  • deyali
    deyali
    • 4 months ago

    Kindly review my entry #60 . Thank you

    • 4 months ago
  • LucidCanvas
    LucidCanvas
    • 4 months ago

    Hello,
    Just submitted #58 : )

    • 4 months ago
  • virtualbuilding
    virtualbuilding
    • 4 months ago

    Please check entry 51.

    • 4 months ago
  • SonarDim
    SonarDim
    • 4 months ago

    Can I use stock images?

    • 4 months ago
    1. DennisHolly
      Contest Holder
      • 4 months ago

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

      • 4 months ago
  • alalkhanfl93
    alalkhanfl93
    • 4 months ago

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

    • 4 months ago
  • virtualbuilding
    virtualbuilding
    • 4 months 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.

    • 4 months ago
  • nikkihipolito
    nikkihipolito
    • 4 months ago

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

    • 4 months ago
    1. DennisHolly
      Contest Holder
      • 4 months ago

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

      • 4 months ago
    2. moeedshaikh1
      moeedshaikh1
      • 4 months ago

      This is a bug in freelancer web these days !

      • 4 months ago
  • alalkhanfl93
    alalkhanfl93
    • 4 months ago

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

    • 4 months ago
  • alalkhanfl93
    alalkhanfl93
    • 4 months ago

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

    • 4 months ago
  • Ganeshgs99
    Ganeshgs99
    • 4 months ago

    Pls check #36

    • 4 months ago
  • AugustoCortegoso
    AugustoCortegoso
    • 4 months ago

    posted #32

    • 4 months ago
  • SonarDim
    SonarDim
    • 4 months ago

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

    • 4 months ago
    1. DennisHolly
      Contest Holder
      • 4 months ago

      PS or AI in layers, please.

      • 4 months ago
    2. SonarDim
      SonarDim
      • 4 months ago

      Thanks for replay me sir

      • 4 months ago
  • Ganeshgs99
    Ganeshgs99
    • 4 months ago

    check #28 pls

    • 4 months ago
  • AugustoCortegoso
    AugustoCortegoso
    • 4 months ago

    just posted #27

    • 4 months ago
  • AugustoCortegoso
    AugustoCortegoso
    • 4 months ago

    Any doubt I am at your disposal

    • 4 months ago
  • megatmarzuqi
    megatmarzuqi
    • 4 months ago

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

    • 4 months ago
  • alalkhanfl93
    alalkhanfl93
    • 4 months ago

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

    • 4 months ago
  • moeedshaikh1
    moeedshaikh1
    • 4 months ago

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

    • 4 months ago
    1. DennisHolly
      Contest Holder
      • 4 months ago

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

      • 4 months ago
  • moeedshaikh1
    moeedshaikh1
    • 4 months ago

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

    • 4 months ago
    1. DennisHolly
      Contest Holder
      • 4 months 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.

      • 4 months ago

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