I volunteered my design skills for another S.K.I.T. Theatre play that my daughter is in. I can't say the finished design is my favorite of the ones I've done but considering I did the majority of this design on one Saturday I feel pretty good about it. I'm sure the performances will exceed my expectations as they always do and being a part of this group has really blessed my kids over the years so I'm glad to donate my time to S.K.I.T.
I've said this before on this very blog that trying to come up with an original design for an already established brand that I can't copy is really tough. I mean Disney did a great job when they marketed the movie version of this story and so everyone tends to think of their take on it. If I would of only been competing with the old book covers and such then it wouldn't of been as hard but everyone has seen what was done to promote the movie and tends to think of that whether consciously or unconsciously including myself. So, then my approach became to do something that is familiar enough that people get it right away without getting into copyright problems. Ultimately, I hope the end result is that people are attracted to the posters and shirts and want to come out to see the play. That alone would make me feel like I did my job and make me happy even if I don't absolutely love the design.