Bard Music Festival, 2004 Shostakovich, 20th Century Russian composer
Client wanted to incorporate a timeline in this program that included the key historical events that took place during the composer’s lifetime rather than the past programs which only featured a 2 page chronology of the composer’s life. Although it proved to be an incredibly tedious—my specialty—it was a wonderful way to use the multiple low resolution images we had amassed during the research of Shostakovitch’s life. My favorite part of this piece, however, was a hard-fought win for the image on the cover. The combination of carpet meets socks meets couch meets wallpaper? Well, that’s just photo gold.
For the brochure, I aimed to mimic the design style popular in Russia at the height of Shostakovitch’s popularity. To complete the feel we printed on a vanilla vellum paper.
BMF Shostakovitch Book Cover
Finding this image was a dream come true.
It required some intricate Photoshop work but it was well worth it.