Megan Lara’s work came to my attention with her amazing posters for the cast of Firefly.
Her work has character (probably because she is herself a character and avid cosplayer), and she loves the forms of many past artists- from Mucha (my favorite, natch) to de Lempicka and the low art of tattoos and t-shirts. I hope that she enjoys creating the nerdy work as much as I love to see it.
Theatre poster of the week, Ant Farm. By Ben R. Williams.
Here it is! The full color cover for the Kickstarter edition of STARSTRUCK: Old Proldiers Never Die. To read more about the cover and recent updates, be sure to check the Kickstarter page.
Theatre poster of the week, Anything Goes. Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter.
Original Book by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse.
Theatre poster of the week, A Skull in Connemara by Martin McDonagh.
I’ve loved Jody Lee’s work since the first covers of hers I saw (probably for Mercedes Lackey).
Her understanding of classic forms, color, and decoration are peerless. She was creating stunning (and instantly identifiable) line designs long before anyone else I knew – and I invariably use her work in courses I teach about the Dos and Don’ts of Branding and Marketing for self-publishers.
She is (along with my friend Paul Komoda) the artist I most want to own a lifelong monograph of.
Theatre poster of the week, Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley.
Theatre poster of the week, The Baltimore Waltz by Paula Vogel.
Joyce Ballantyne began painting pin-ups for Brown & Bigelow, having been recommended by the king of pin-up artists Gil Elvgren. But unlike her friend and studio mate Elvgren, she often used herself as a model. Ballantyne painted Shaw-Barton 1955 pin-up calendar in its entirety, and that demand was so great that it was reprinted many times.
But that’s not her most indelible accomplishment – that honor falls to the iconic Coppertone suntan lotion billboard that she was commissioned to create 4 years later. She used her then-3-year-old daughter Cheri as the model for the girl whose bathing suit is being tugged at by a rascally dog.
Theatre poster of the week, Mrs. Warren’s Profession.