Design a poster for an assigned orchestral performance. Utilizing letterforms and typographic elements exclusively, create a poster which interprets an orchestral work through meaningful and compelling typographic expression.
Carmina Burana is cantata composed in 1935 by Carl Orff. The story has multiple themes surrounding the concepts of love, greed, and the springtime; generally speaking, they all tie back to the fickleness and temporary nature of human existence. The primary structure of the poster was made to resemble a flower, the golden “stem” is formed from the cantata’s initials (CB) which then lead out into the red pedals which are composed of various letterforms.
The design is incased in black, this helped with creating a much more dramatic appearance. Additionally, it allowed for parts of the main structure to fade away into the background—this, paired with the cyclical-life of flowers, alludes to story’s emphasis on impermanence.