Thursday, February 26, 2015

Behind the Poster: ‘The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey’

By Erik Piepenburg
Jerry Marsini
NEW YORK---The artist Jerry Marsini didn’t need to travel far to research his poster design for “The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey.” Written by and starring James Lecesne, a co-founder of the L.G.B.T. youth organization the Trevor Project, the show is about the murder of a gay artistically-minded 14-year-old in a small town. "I was inspired by the Fillmore in San Francisco. I love the vibrancy, the color, the typography of that movement of art that was inspired by the Fillmore, which itself was inspired by Toulouse-Lautrec and the art from the turn of the century." [link]