Visual identity for music theatre group Ausdauer. L’Histoire du Diable is a remake of Strawinsky’s l’Histoire du Soldat (1918). The play is situated in a smoky bar in Paris, right after WWI. A group of soldiers play an alienating mix of Strawinsky, Jazz, marching music, as the innkeeper tells her story. She was there when things went wrong in WWI. Moreso, she was decisive, maybe she was the devil in person. Or so she claims.
Describing events instead of actually showing the action onstage was the starting point for the posters, flyer and a small facebook campaign. A dadaïst lettering for the title is paired with vernacular, centered typography. The big words under the title say: “Funny. Macabre. The show you visited after all”. In referral to silent movies, a set of dialogue cards were made for Facebook. The cards show grotesk facts and numbers from the Big War, cameos from the play and newspaper quotes.