Xanadu

Desi's picture

I am working on a mailer for a type project. We had to pick 3 plays and come up with a theme. Mine are Romeo and Juliet, Palm Beach, and Xanadu. My theme is facade. I'm having a hard time with Xanadu, so I thought I might get some feedback. Thank you for your time. I'm completely open so fire away.

Thanks,

Desi

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Wesley.Bancroft's picture

Is Xanadu a fantasy/futuristic movie? I'm not really familiar with the play so fill us in on what the concept of the play is and we can help you from there.

P.S. Don't remove the cross bars on uppercase A's. I have seen it countless times; it draws to much attention to itself and is overdone.

Desi's picture

thanks on the A tip. Xanadu is about the muse, Clio, that comes to earth to inspire this guy to open a roller disco in Venice Beach, CA.

blank's picture

I really like options 2 and 4. But Wesley is right, the missing crossbars break things up the design.

If I was going to do Xanadu I would probably do some research into disco-era nightclub flyers. If thats especially hard to find (which seems likely) sifting through record covers from the period seems like another good idea.

Desi's picture

I just added another exploration. I did check out covers. They are a little too busy and I wanted to make it slightly more modern with a greek twist, but I haven't been very successful so far. Thanks for the advice.

-A Hound for Baskerville's picture

I would suggest you look up the Pan-Pacific Auditorium. It's where parts of Xanadu were filmed. The deco update is something to reference thematically.

And listen to the song Dancin:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eEOFvBdD2k

The periods which are referenced musically are at the heart of the Xanadu idea. Big Band meets Rock Band. The grandiosity, and fun, and over the top(-ness) never dies.

The film and sound quality is crap, but the song is great!

Have fun!

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