Red Sofa Salon Poetry Interpretation
My copywriter co-worker Paul Siegell, a notable Philadelphia poet, asked me to create artwork for his upcoming reading for Red Sofa Salon's "Full Bleed" poetry/art show in Philadelphia. The artists were asked to interpret the phrase "poetry comics" as a theme.
Since Siegell's poem had numerous typographically strong elements (&, W Hotel, ?, !), I thought these would translate well into this notion of a "deconstructed comic". Using primary colors, I wanted the audience to be intrigued by each piece individually and as a whole. Each panel is one sentence from Siegell's poem. The typography is taken from Siegell's branding, which uses a Helvetica Bold at 16pt for the majority of his work and explorations.
I began the project in Illustrator, as seen below, and transferred them into cut-paper to give it a more 3-D look.