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Venus in Fur

Funny. Sexy. Watch Out for the Whip. I worked with Kansas City's Unicorn Theatre to concept & design the poster for their season opener, Venus in Fur. (2012 Tony Award nominee for Best Play.) An actress turns an audition into a game of cat and mouse that blurs the line between fantasy & reality, seduction & power, love & sex. Just imagine my Google search history while researching this project. ; )

Venus in Fur

Kansas City's Unicorn Theatre approached Willoughby Design to concept & design the posters for their next season. Each designer picked one play and created the visual. As soon as I read Venus in Fur's tagline, I knew I was sold: Funny. Sexy. Watch Out for the Whip.

 Just imagine my Google search history while researching this project. ; )

Client: Unicorn Theatre
Playwright: David Ives
Directed by: Cynthia Levin
Designed at: Willoughby Design
Designer: Cat Coquillette

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Color Study. I settled on bright magenta, as it allowed for the leather & steel to really pop.

Color Study. I settled on bright magenta, as it allowed for the leather & steel to really pop.

Initial Concept Sketches

Initial Concept Sketches

Left: 1st-round design. (Client feedback: "It needs to be darker & edgier. Something that will make your mother blush.") Right: Final Design

Left: 1st-round design. (Client feedback: "It needs to be darker & edgier. Something that will make your mother blush.") Right: Final Design