Natan the Wiseman

Prints, Publications

Natan the Wiseman

Design of the promotional materials for the theatre play “Nathan the Wise”, directed by Natalia Korczakowska.

The program was printed in two Pantone colors: black and gold. Inside it contains a calque insert with abstract illustrations which when stacked form a shape of a human face. This effect represents the issues contemplated by protagonists – questions on identity, questions on reality closed in fixed formulas (religious or moral), as well as and the position of a living, emotional human being within a world of abstract concepts.

The typography is based on the juxaposition of geometric Futura and Baskerville – neoclassical, rationalistic typeface originating from the epoch the play was written.

National Theatre, Warsaw, 2012
designers: Natalia Baranowska, Marta Malesińska


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