Making of 25 Tenns: No. 17 by Matthew Meier*
This artwork is part of a series of 25 posters designed for the same play, Tennessee Williams’ A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, over one year. For No. 17/25, I recorded my screen to document the creation process. What you’re seeing is about three hours worth of design time compressed into three and a half minutes. The music, released the same year as STREETCAR (1947), is “The Duel” by Dexter Gordon & Teddy Edwards.
What struck me about the final scene in STREETCAR, Act III, Scene 5, was the burst of color that enters the scene. Particularly since our main character is named Blanche. I see the color as what her world becomes after she breaks from reality and goes into her fantasy state.
Matthew Meier, mMeier.com
No. 14 — December 29, 2012
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