Mr. Puntilla and his man Matti

tsoler's picture

Hi fellows,
here i have two proposals for a theater play
"Mr. Puntilla and his man Matti" by B. Brecht.

The story is about the life of a finnish wealthy man
who makes trips around Finland for bussines.
His permanent company to those trips is his driver Matti.
Puntilla is a man who has two opposite personas.
On one hand he is a cold bussinesman,
but when he drinks, becomes generous,
open-hearted and hedonist.

The elements i should use are:
-the nature of Finland,
-the feminine element (drunk Puntilla is always
in love and gives wedding promisses to various women).


...any comments?

taran80's picture

i like first one a lot!.. i think you can put forest from the second variant into it.. i see it at the bottom.. and i think a hand on left must be a lil bit mo detailed, u know what i mean?

aquatoad's picture

Hi Christos.

Your style is fantastic. These theater companies are lucky to have you. At any rate, i think the composition in the first is better (color, balance, movement etc), but I prefer the concept in the second. It better shows the duality you talked about

tsoler's picture

goodmorning and thank you for the response.

"i think you can put forest from the second variant into it."
-it will add too much noise i think (and this poster is already too noisy for my taste).
-as for the "more detailed hand" you are right.

Randy...thanks for the encouraging words.
I totaly agree with what you write in the 1st paragraph.
As to apply the "left" hand to the 2nd poster
maybe will improve the poster but is a matter
of policy to show it to the client like
that and then propose this adjustment.
Also instead of making the background blue
and the case black i tried to make the case
grey but the impression was less strong. It was
even less with a dark blue background.

Tiffany--i am not sure if i understood
your proposal but i can explain my decision
about the layout: the heavy title keeps the
horizon line and the left adjustment compined
to the loose kerning of the subtitle and the name
of the writer, gives a move to the right which
follows the movement of the hand.

have a good and shinny day
(here in greece is still to shiny...lucky me)


tsoler's picture

...and this is the poster
as it ended up.

final poster

Miss Tiffany's picture

Christos -- They are both very nice, but the one on the left has the "romance". The mountains could create the line at the bottom, as opposed to have a perfect box. One thought. The title and subtitle, could they attach to the left of the grey box instead of the top? You could them move them down and balance a bit in the middle. Just thoughts.

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