Poster-design for Goethe´s play.
For this project I had to create a type-based poster and a illustrative Poster for the play of
With the type-based Poster I wanted to demonstrate Fausts passing into the dark, the further the reader continues, the more difficult it gets to make out where Faust is or what he really looks like.
A very bold font, strong contrast and simple design create a striking and menacing picture.
The illustrative poster shares some of the ideas from the type-based. But it shows a scene taken from the play. While Faust wanders through the swamps, he discovers a will-o-wisp. The legend of the will-o-wisp can be taken to describe the plays whole plot. Faust is lost and blindly follows a light (lucifer, the morningstar) that takes him
into his demise.