Illustration is omnipotent. If a person has a vision that they would
like another person to see, then showing them a picture is the most
vivid way to get them to see things the same way.
This makes illustration relevant to almost all creative industries. In this case it was the musical theatre industry.
The bright pop themes of the seventies in hyper-colour palettes were
not the only aspects of this brief that made it perfect for Frantz Kantor
The brief required someone to work with the Director and Set Designer
to understand and visually articulate just what they had in mind. Then
in order to bring the concepts to life the imagery had to work as giant
mural backdrops, flash animations and in a 3D environment.
A long career driven by a huge imagination has meant that Frantz
Kantor has worked in almost every illustration medium for almost every
media to date all so that we can see what he has in mind. This
experience also puts him at the top of his game when it comes to sharing
what someone else has in mind.
Special thanks also to Kaye Cook who managed the project. Set design
was previously something she hadn’t worked on before but Kaye stayed on
top of the job like she’d been doing it for years.
Scroll down to see some of Frantz's set design illustrations and
animation, as well as the TV commercial for the Hairspray musical,
featuring the sets.