Invitations to the annual Curtain Call Ball, a benefit that appeals to patrons by giving them an evening of youthful exuberance.
The invitations to the 2008 Curtain Call Ball used painted/graphic illustrations to describe the evening in a playbill style combined with bright color to feel younger & more playful than an average fundraiser. A "Turkish Map" folding technique expands the invite as it opens, feeling a bit like a children's book along the way.
Details of the invitation as it opens.
The expressive quality of the brush work and lively expressions establish this benefit as one that will be a loose, spontaneous evening.
In 2006 the Curtain Call Ball had a storybook quality, combining flat color with ornamental graphics to feel youthful, sophisticated, and of course fun.
Illustrations varied in style, but were always fun and focused on the different stages of the evening.
The invitation was delivered as a collection of cards housed in a folded mailer that grew as it was opened, creating a mini-poster from the parts, and separate cards for each section of the event.