a name
for a ghost
to mutter 



Motive


A Name For A Ghost To Mutter is a play by Theatre East. When a family gathers to clean out their deceased great Aunt’s house, they discover much more than just family secrets. This gorgeous Southern play celebrates three generations of amazing women. It explores how we
inherit stories and, through that understanding, come to acknowledge, cherish, and perhaps even forgive, those who came before us. It’s Steel  Magnolias meets Chekhov’s Three Sisters.

Solution


The first idea comes from the scene of the three main characters: Lala from the bar; Lucretia in the house; Julie in the Last scene when she is calling Felix. The final version focuses on the scene of the bar where the story line begins. The second idea is Age. In the story, three of the main characters represent three kinds of aging. Lala is young but she acts mature; Julie is in her 40s but act like a child and Lucretia just lives in the moment. The wave interpreted as the river of time. In the final version, I use texture of the skin to form the river of time.


Mentor


Olga Mezhibovskaya







deadman


Dead Man (1995) is a American Western fantasy film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. The story is about accountant William Blake encountering a strange North American man named Nobody on the run after murdering a man, who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world. The film is shot entirely in black-and-white.

Solution


Using only typographic elements tosymbolize the actual and spiritual side of the characters.








manhattan


Manhattan (1979) is an American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Woody Allen from his screenplay co-written with Marshall Brickman and produced by Charles H. Joffe. The story is about the life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl that is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend’s mistress. The film also features music composed by GeorgeGershwin, including Rhapsody in Blue, which inspired the idea behind the film. The three main actresses can be interpreted as different types of lovers viewers may meet in their life.

Solution


My design focuses on the women’s appearance while it represents their character. The direct use of a computer is not presented in the development and design of this poster.



raging bull


Raging Bull (1980) is an American biographical black-and-white sports drama directed by Martin Scorsese, produced by Robert Chartoff and Irwin Winkler and adapted by Paul Schrader and Mardik Martin from Jake LaMotta’s memoir Raging Bull: My Story. The movie is about an emotionally self-destructive boxer’s journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring, destroys his life outside it.

Solution


My designs present the idea of self struggle. The poster series include at least one that is minimalist and one that is maximalist. The poster series focus on the relationships between each of the posters . Typography used only Helvetica Bold.

Mentor


Peter Ahlberg




sum



Motive


This is a project of infographic poster that shows the detail of David Eagleman’s excerpt in Sum. The author is a neuroscientist with literary leanings, he reconstituted our life not chronologically but by category of activity, for example “six days clipping your nails. Fifteen months looking for lost items. Eighteen months waiting in line”. The cataloguing leads to a twist that turns the whole thing around and - in a pattern that is repeated - sends us scurrying back to this life.

Solution


The 1st version is inspired by the structure of a calendar. Using numbers to construct a pattern. The 2nd version is using numbers to make a pattern to present a feeling of sequence.

Mentor


Olga Mezhibovskaya



It was shown in the BFA Advertsing Design Annual Show 2015 at  the Arts Directors Club.








expressive typography



A experimental project showing the power of typography by presenting the meaning through visual expression.

Mentor


Olga Mezhibovskaya






opposite poster


Make a poster presenting opposite.


Mentor


Ivan Chermayeff
Thomas Geismar
Sagi Haviv