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Grand Guignol: Give me a hand… a bony hand.

The central theme, the Leitmotiv, the Main Visual of The Poster for The Horror Experiment is, as you may have noticed, a hand; holding a dangerous, steaming and green liquid, teeming with mystery and deadly intent it graces flyers and poster, boldly advertising the plays.


The hand started out as a pencil and ink sketch on a stormy night in the initial stage. Knowing this would not do at all, I proceeded to colour it in signature red and add the green goo…

… which of course had to be steaming to be at all convincing. Somewhere along the line, outlines must have been melted away by the goo, as the test tube no longer has any by this stage.


This Version of the hand decorated the face of the first two flyers…
When it became obvious we would be using the hand for the poster as well, it was time to really make the brew bubble and turn up the Technicolor steam engine, leading to this:




Is this the version we used on the final poster? Do the Arches Fall before the end? Does Akzidenz Grotesk survive unscathed? Will it ever be printed? Does all of this lead to the sky turning red and purple with green and yellow Polka dots?

All these questions, and more, may soon be answered in the next installment of this electronic chapblog!


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