For this poster design for the musical Top Hat I wanted to include elements of dancing, spotlights, a stage – and to include feelings of motion and glamour.

This poster went through quite a few iterations before we got to the final version.

On the version far right, below, you can see where I was trying out different ways of making the light shine out through the holes on the title.

The dancer silhouette was created from an actual photograph of Fred Astaire dancing.

Elements from all of these were used in the final version (above)

Client: Ovation

Venue: Upstairs at the Gatehouse