Creating the REMEMBRANCE poster / June - October 2016
In the summer of 2016 I was commissioned by a magician friend to conceptualize,
design and illustrate a poster that would launch his first performance
as a magician in the parlor of his Victorian home.
An avid gardener, successful entrepreneur and new friend; Will came to me after he learned more about my experience in the world of magic. I knew that Will's interests in history, poetry and philosophy that we would created something truly original.
The "idea" of the poster is what drove the look of it and the subject matter of it.
As I worked on it I realized that we were creating a visual portrait of his life.
All of the images represent his history in the world of magic, his family, his gardens and his philosophy of life. The title of the "evening of magical artistry"is taken
from Marcel Proust's 1927 novel A la Recherche du Temps Perdu...
Remembrance of Things Past
All of the subject matter comes to life from my magnificent magician friend's life.
The visual journey that follows below is simply a visual parade of the chronological order of the ideas, sketches and mock-ups that lead to the final printed piece.
It was my great pleasure to "struggle" with the art as I was truly painting a psychological portrait of Will by... capturing his lifelong remembrances on paper.