Wednesday, August 18, 2010

12 Angry Men

For this Playhouse Merced poster, I was channeling Saul Bass, genius designer of iconic posters for movies like Vertigo, West Side Story, The Man with the Golden Arm and many others.

The play takes place in a jury room, where tensions rise as jurors decide the fate of a young accused murderer. The idea of the poster was to show 11 jurors vs. 1, which is how things stand after the first vote: 11 say guilty, 1 says not guilty). The murder weapon, a switchblade - Exhibit A, is pointed toward the chair, which hopefully seems as if it was knocked over during a moment of heated debate.

Check out the show in Merced September 24 - October 3. It's being directed by my good friend Jim Kocher.

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