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'Drebbel' is an experimental open-air opera dedicated to the world famous inventor Cornelis Drebbel [1572-1633] portrayed by Dutch singer-songwri… Read More
'Drebbel' is an experimental open-air opera dedicated to the world famous inventor Cornelis Drebbel [1572-1633] portrayed by Dutch singer-songwriter Thé Lau (the Scene). The poster portrays a strained Drebbel (including Renaissance moustache), semi-submerged below the surface of water, on the point of nearly drowning. Visually referring to essential themes of the opera; water, submarines, oxygen. Subtly referring to the essential theme of the libretto dealing with the questioning of Drebbel's credibility; is he really a genius inventor or just a skill-full copycat? Composer: Kees Wieringa. Libretto: Flip Broekman (with contributions by Thé Lau). Director: Andreas Tiedemann. �" Book Design Book Design for the accompanying publication for the 'Drebbel Project' published by 'Nachtwerk Foundation, including the libretto, interviews with cast & crew and an historical essay on Cornelis Drebbel. The handicraft paperback edition was printed in two colours, plus as a final touch, treated with several custom-made stamps placed on the cover and inside pages. The edge of the book was highlighted by using red colour thread and an open-back binding technique. Additionally, a handmade dust jacket of black coloured felt was made for the special edition of the publication. Read Less
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Graphic design for an experimental open-air opera dedicated to the Dutch inventor Cornelis Drebbel [1572-1633]. Restricted to a tight budget, the paperback publication was printed in two colours, partly (by section) on recycled Paper and treated with several custom-made stamps, placed by hand on the cover and inside pages. The edge of the book is highlighted by using red colour thread with an 'open-spine' binding technique, lowering costs but adding a unique distinctive feature. 
 
* Poster Design: Selected for the 20th International Poster and Graphic Design Festival of Chaumont - France, 2009 (Festival International de l'Affiche et du Graphisme de Chaumont).