In today’s commission lesson with Helena, we were separated out into groups. The first group was for people who hadn’t finished off their Project Proposal and needed more time to do so. The second group was instructed to look into making a logo and blurb for the programme and advertisement for the performance. The third group carried on looking into the structure of the performance and developing the ideas that had already been proposed.
I was in the Logo and blurb group with Jack, Lou and Hannah. We all decided to go into EO.29 (Computer room) and research images to do with the theme of ‘Saints and Sinners’ – Initially I wanted to create a logo that was for the nightclub sign, where the sign was a signpost that pointed upwards (towards heaven) for the saints compartment of the nightclub and downwards (towards hell) for the sinners underground compartment of the nightclub, however realised that this would be impractical as in the performance, all of the saints and sinners would be in one nightclub together. Therefore I changed my idea up a little and decided to stick to a simple logo that represented the initial theme. I ended up drawing my design to overcome the issue that I could not work out how to use the photoshop programme. Below is a picture of my original design. I then asked Production Arts student, Leah to recreate the design on photoshop and here is what she came up with:
Although there are a few changed to my design, I actually prefer the photoshopped version as it looks a lot cleaner and more symmetrical than the original drawing itself. I am pleased that the main feature of the design has been kept in – I feel the sword is vital as it shows that there is a ‘clean split’ between good and bad, with the angel wing on the left hand side and the devil wing on the right hand side. However, I do wish that the backwards S’s were kept as the normal S represented the saints as it is the traditional copy of the letter and the backwards S represented the side of the sinners as it shows the corruptness of the ‘bad’ side. However overall I am fairly pleased with the outcome.
Here is the feedback I received on our Facebook page ‘Saints and Sinners’:
Since the task of the logo designs had been set, many others got involved with designing a logo and posted their suggestions on our Facebook page ‘Saints and Sinners’
Here is the feedback from Jack’s idea that was posted on Facebook:
Hannah King’s idea:
Lou Rowe’s Idea:
On the whole, I’m not overly keen on this design, however I love the idea of the fire in the background, personally, I feel that fire should been included in our final logo as it represents the idea of bad and evil perfectly! However, I’m not too sure about the saint in the middle, I feel it is a little unnecessary and takes up a lot of space, not forgetting to mention that the audience may think that the performance is based mainly on saints. On the back of that, I like the potential meaning of a saint burning in the fire for their sins, I’m not sure if this was intentional, but it’s a nice idea and captures the theme relatively clearly, which after all is the aim.
Here is the feedback Lou received for the logo on our Facebook page:
For the second task we were set in the lesson, we were asked to start looking into structuring a blurb for the performance, here is what I came up with.
Whether you’re a sinner or a saint, Saint Jimmy’s nightclub will determine your feit. Step inside and see what is instore, we don’t want to leave you behind at the door. Who knows what will happen by the end of the night, so sit back, enjoy and hold on tight!
The Year 2 performing and production arts students have come together to present to you their final assessment based on the theme of ‘Saints and Sinners’ – A show you’ll never forget.
– I wanted the blurb to rhyme as I felt that it sounded more like a riddle and added to the mysterious nature of the performance, I feel that the words are not too threatening or sinister and give and equally imply that the piece could be about Saints and Sinners not just one or the other.
“If every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future, what happens when they all get drunk in the club at the end of the road? The year two Production and Performing Arts have come together, to tell the tales of the holy virtues and deadly sins. Saints and Sinners is an open club, the bar is always open, and all are welcome”
Personally I feel that the blurb shows exactly what we need to say in the performance and gives a good idea inclination of what the performance is about and based on. However I don’t like the idea of having two ‘Opens’ In the sentence, which is something Sian Davis also picked out on when writing feedback for Lou.
Below is the feedback Lou received on our Facebook page ‘Saints and Sinners’:
“Welcome to ‘Saint Jimmy’s’, the club at the end of the road where anything goes; where every saint has a past and every sinner has a future. But who knows what will happen by the end of the night, will they leave the same people they came in?
The second year Performing and Production Arts students have all worked together for their final assessment show to bring you a night in that notorious venue, based on ‘Saints & Sinners’.”
-Beth’s potential blurb idea is my personal favourite so far, I think that it captures everything the show is about and what the theme is, it also leaves the audience intrigued when she says ‘Will they leave the same people they came in?’ I feel this makes the piece seem more exciting and is a great way to grab people’s attention to get them to come and watch the show.
Below is the feedback Beth received on our Facebook Page: