We’re looking for an eye-catching poster for a new children’s musical we are about to release.
The poster and title art will give the show it’s visual identity and will be used to promote the show. It will also be available to schools who license the show for use on t-shirts, posters, programs, etc.
The musical is called "Sally Sells Seashells (And You Can, Too!)"
The title was of course inspired by the famous tongue twister - but takes a hip, unique perspective.
Sally is a kid con-artist, who explodes onto a quiet beach town with a get-rich-quick scheme; for a small fee, she'll train the kids how to sell seashells before the summer festival comes to town, but bounce with all their money before it happens.
The poster should feel like the eye-catching advertisement for her course, that you might see pinned up on a bulletin board. (Think "Better Call Saul")
The title text should have the text “SALLY SELLS SEASHELLS” as the main focus, large and clear, with underneath it in parenthesis "(And You Can, Too!)"
Underneath the title is should read in much smaller size “A New Children's Musical".
Some design ideas:
- One design idea is that of those bold, tear-out flyers that might be posted on a telephone pole advertising her course is coming to town. It would have little tear-off slips at the bottom.
- Could also take inspiration from some hip beach summer festival poster
- Could have a bit of a surfer vibe
- Could feel a little bitty cheesy and annoying - like a loud pitch-man shouting their services - sort of like a Better Call Saul vibe
We're looking for something that is fun, hip, clean, bold, bright and contemporary. We definitely don't want anything too "kiddy" or "cartoony".
We'd prefer to not have any actual "characters" in the artwork.
The title text itself must be large and clear. If it were printed and posted on a wall it should be very clear to read from a distance.
Check out the images attached below as some design inspiration.
Possible imagery to include can be:
Should all be illustrated or feel illustrated - no real photography.
Simple is good.