Client: Northern Stage
Key art design for The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff – the true story of one man’s journey from unemployment in Stockton on Tees to fighting fascism in the Spanish Civil War.
The poster design is heavily influenced by anti-fascist Spanish Civil War propaganda posters; particularly the choice of colour, silhouetted figures and graphic framing device.
Northern Stage provided archive photos of Johnny Longstaff which were retouched and incorporated into the design by airbrushing and recolouring in a screen printed style.
A range of marketing materials were produced for the debut production run and touring venues, including:
- Adverts (print and digital)
- Programme leaflets
- Digital projection
“The artwork that Velcrobelly has designed for Northern Stage productions have been extraordinary. These daring, imaginative, and bold illustrations craft a unique visual identity that brilliantly complements our vision for these shows.”
Communications Manager, Northern Stage
If you’d like to discuss your creative design project, please contact David or call him on +44 (0) 7946 642 161.