Poster for Carmina Burana
Carmina Burana is a dramatic piece of music by Carl Orff. In 1992, the UCO Choral Division performed the concert in an Edmond Church sanctuary.



Concept
The piece combines an ornate Rococo style border with simple geometric type reminiscent of Avant Garde by Herb Lubalin. The border alluded to the era of the classical music. As in Medieval manuscripts, the first initial is larger with the somewhat intriguing large black counter within the letterform to demand a focus and starting point for the reader. The dichotomy of the ornate border and the modern minimal typeface provided interest and conveyed a look for a contemporary audience. The title words were broken into syllables to allow stacking within the border. The gap between the two words was filled with the body copy of info about the concert.
This began as a project for ClockTower Studio, but after the group was stumped, I stepped in and provided the concept and art direction.

Date
Designed: 1995

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