Working with diagonals
Create a National Theatre–style poster using predominantly type
Working on a diagonal grid
Employing hierarchy through Based On paragraph styles
Using object styles
Helvetica Neue Bold
Gary Hustwit’s 2007 documentary Helvetica
London’s National Theatre has a rich design heritage. Since the early 1960s its in-house designers have produced hundreds of posters to promote its many productions. Setting the bar high was the theatre’s first graphic designer, Ken Briggs, whose work between 1963–1974 has had a huge influence on the theatre’s design aesthetic to this day. His posters featured bold Helvetica (not least ...