My initial sketches highlight what I was envisioning from both a visual and typographic
perspective. I really wanted to allow the watercolor marks to reflect the expressiveness and
fluid movements that come to mind when one thinks of dance or musical performances.
The design team produced original abstract monoprints and watercolors, then collaged
them together to form imagery for the poster.
The color palette and typographic choices reflect the tone, mood and themes of the poems —
the fickleness of fortune and wealth, the ephemeral nature of life, and the pleasures and perils
of lust — themes just as relevant today as they were in the 11th and 12th centuries.
A snippet of O Fortuna, from the UArts performance of Carmina Burana. The stage lighting
and production were influenced by the assets generated by the design team.