Cyrano de Bergerac

For the What You Will Shakespeare Company
January–March 2016

Cyrano de Bergerac is a play by Edmond Rostand and produced by the What You Will Shakespeare Company. The production focuses on the depth and relatability of many of the characters in the show, particularly the love triangle formed by Cyrano, Roxane, and Christian.

I was interested in incorporating the visual language of the art-deco period to convey a certain speed and restlessness in the tragic romance between Cyrano and Roxanne.

Cyrano’s unrequited love for Roxanne is depicted by the image of a broken heart, each side a face, looking away from the other. Broken hearts also feature as a geometric motif on the logo. The logo was done using a modified version of Futura. The silhouettes were digitally drawn, but the background was made from watercolor paints.