—But Know Not What We May Be
As part of Filthy Thursdays; our self-initiated studio series, we’ve designed a fly-poster campaign, advertising a production of Hamlet specifically targeting theatres, museums and arts organisations.
We believe powerful & engaging work doesn’t have to be complicated, conform to what’s expected or break the budget. Using six iconic quotes from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, a grid system for structure and a single typeface for bold communication; this project shows what can be created from a few simple elements.
The campaign features the fictional 38-Gun Theatre, a name inspired by an early performance of the play. In 1607 the crew of the Red Dragon performed Hamlet while anchored off the coast of Sierra Leone. Built as a battleship in 1595 the Red Dragon was originally named the Scourge of Malice and was equipped with an arsenal of thirty eight guns.