Sweeney Todd with Kyle Bean

August 28, 2015

A couple of years ago we had the pleasure of working with the very talented Kyle Bean on the artwork for Sweeney Todd at Chichester Festival. If you are not familiar with his work, we would urge you to check out his website, here. Working to our brief, Kyle created an amazing paper model of Fleet Street and our very own Ian stepped in as the (cut throat razor wielding) silhouette of Sweeney Todd. (As one of two men in the SWD studio, Ian has made an appearance in quite a few photoshoots but sadly draws the line at dressing up as Frank’n’Furter for our work on the Rocky Horror Show).

We also enlisted photographer and friend Chris Ridley to help out. It was great fun experimenting with shadow-play. We love having the opportunity to collaborate with illustrators and other creatives.

Here are a few behind the scenes shots from the day:

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We love the detail of all of the people in the windows and St Pauls in the background.

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Here’s the poster we designed during the season! One of many bits of print for the show.