Thirteen renowned poets were invited to compose a poem dedicated to the Royal Theater. We were commissioned to design the poetry collection alongside murals with the poems on the walls within the theater itself.
The cover unfolds twice. Inside, there are floor plans displaying the locations of the poems inside the building. The poets are identified by their initials, and the legend also serves as a table of contents.
The cover is printed with silver PMS ink and a unique, custom-mixed composition of stone red:
Each spread features a poem and a short biography of the poet. The lightly tinted pages on the left enhance the prominence of the poems on the right:
Exclusively for this project, Eyal designed a set of calligraphic capital letters that add an additional poetic essence to the typography. The poems themselves are set in the font Buendia by Bold Monday.
The designs were hand-painted on the walls at thirteen different locations throughout the theater building.
“The collaboration with Eyal & Myrthe went very well, and I am very pleased with their creativity and secure approach. All options are investigated and their eye for detail always goes one step beyond. It was a pleasant collaboration with an exceptionally beautiful end result!”
Daphne Browne, Royal Theater