Saturday, February 28, 2015

New work: The 2015 St. Andrew’s-Wesley Church’s Oratorio Singers Poster

Graphic designer: David Versluis / Lucca photography: iStock

This year the Oratorio Singers in Vancouver under the direction of Darryl Nixon is scheduled to perform Messa di Gloria by Giacomo Puccini at St. Andrew's-Wesley Church. The concert starts at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. The photographic image seems to emulate the look and feel of a 1930s color postcard. In addition, dots on the letters “i” in Puccini have been lowered to suggest a closer visual proximity in the type style.

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Friday, February 13, 2015

New work: The 2015 Sioux County Oratorio Chorus Poster

Graphic designer / photographer: David Versluis

This year the Sioux County Oratorio Chorus is scheduled to perform Mozart’s Requiem at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton, Iowa where the sound will resonate. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church was founded in 1870. The current church building was built in 1908 and for the most part the building remains much as it did when it was erected.

Among the many distinguishing characteristics of the interior are the wonderful stained glass windows made in Munich, Germany. The series of windows suggests a European classical charm.

I have developed a poster concept for the 2015 Oratorio Concert that utilizes as a background the rosette image from St Mary’s east semi-transept. It seems to be a fitting image for Mozart’s Requiem (The image has been darkened to contrast the poster text). The SCOC logo / identity was developed by Shelby Heerema, a graphic design student at Dordt College.

While St. Mary’s is not a true Christian church basilica, it nevertheless has Roman characteristics of a transept set crosswise to the nave and apse.

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