In this part of the project we have been set a brief by the Courtyard Theatre in Hereford (http://www.courtyard.org.uk/) to design a poster for a drama workshop titled “Theatre of Doom.” They want references to zombie films, hammer horror and 18th century Hereford acting legend David Garrick.
Here he is in all his finery painted by Thomas Gainsborough:
While they have said that they want zombie referencing, the “Theatre of Doom” is for young people so they have also requested that I not be overtly gory! I think theres still room to have a lot of fun with this. I decided to start by drawing some zombies from photographs uploaded to the Beach of the Dead Brighton zombie walk Facebook group for referencing. There are some absolutely fantastic photos on there of people dressed as zombies through the highstreet en masse! There are also some of me!
Heres the Facebook group for those that are that way inclined http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=37605941645&ref=ts