Richard Armitage New Projects Posters Fever!  July 24, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #942)

One of the things that I as a fan of the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage enjoy almost as much as his film and tv projects, are the posters that go along with them.  And this past week, we have seen some stunning artwork put out by the production companies for his upcoming Fall/Autumn projects.

1)  Most recently, Richard’s upcoming EPIX produced 10 episode tv show “Berlin Station”—to be broadcast in October/Fall/Autumn of 2016 (via a version posted by Chrissyinwm) gave us an updated banner cover (below) to the “Berlin Station” Facebook page:

BerlinStation--2016--RichardArmitage-in-signature-art-for-show_Jul2316viaBerlinStationCoverThe stunning use of the visual image of Richard Armitage’s face–with a brick texture overlay—gives it a gritty edgy feel.  With his coat collar covering half of his face, it also lends an air of mystery and intrigue to his character of Daniel Miller—a CIA analyst sent into the field in Berlin for his first assignment.  “Trust no one” —perhaps, not even yourself.

And as Cyn@Dainty pointed out on Twitter, the cloaking collar picture composition in the new poster is reminiscent of a Sarah Dunn portrait of Richard Armitage (top left)–with my minimal edit of that image using a brick texturing tool in Photoshop (top right), as well as a color 2011 Project Magazine image (below left) that I brick texture edited (below zoomed in, below right) for comparison (color shows better with the texturizing, IMHO):

RAPortrait--2014--RichardArmitage-and-overcoat-peekaboo-bySarahDunn_July2216viaCyn      RAPortrait--2014--RichardArmitage-and-overcoat-peekaboo-bySarahDunn_July2216viaCyn_GratianaL-bricktexture-edit

RAPortrait--2011--projectmagazinejuly2011richardarmitageportrait07may0612ranetmattholyoakcrop     RAPortrait--2011--projectmagazinejuly2011richardarmitageportrait07may0612ranetmattholyoakcrop_Jul2316GratianaL-bricktexture-crop-clr-edit

So just to whet our interest in “Berlin Station Official Teaser I EPIX” again, here is that jam packed (with pounding rhythm) 30 second teaser trailer again:

2)  And for Richard Armitage’s upcoming NYC Off Broadway play “Love, Love, Love” that is currently in rehearsals, new poster graphics showed a willingness to experiment with an overlay and interplay of colors (off of that earlier garishly bright orange logo, despite my trying to improve upon it. Ha!). The faint light purple background and the deep purple in the first section of images really drew me in for some reason.  Ha!

LoveLoveLove--horiz-poster_Jul2316viaTeresaA     LoveLoveLove--new-multi-colored-poster_Jul1916RoundaboutTheatre

But the overall effect of the color splash is almost like a water color quilt design (example, below left) :

Watercolor-quilt-example-byStitchinTherapy_Jul2316    LoveLoveLove-poster-w-actors-faces_Jul2016-viaFernandaMatias

And, I very much enjoyed Fernanda Matias’ improved and more vibrant  poster edit (above right) that included the actors’ names and faces—thereby tying it more to a specific play and being of more visually interesting:

Notice the placement of the purple is still in my initial eye line at top left, but then across from it at lower right is the red dress of the actresses dress—thus balancing the dominant color shades in the poster.  Then down the middle diagonal from upper right to lower left, we have the calmer color tones of blue and green—with a punch of yellow on the play title’s word text.  Fernanda’s poster edit really grabs me—infusing it with personality with her use of the actor’s images.  Brava!

3)  Finally in comparison to one of Richard Armitages older projects (and also a play), I came across this stunning Richard Armitage as John Proctor in The Crucible at The Old Vic in London poster (photo by Jay Brooks) again in my picture files earlier and nearly I swooned. His bare shoulder jutting toward us is so visceral. This image of his exposed shoulders conveys to me, Proctor’s vulnerability–yet also of his strength of his dignity of character. His visage is one of concentration–and stoicism in the face of his disintegrating world around him. I get chills remembering Richard’s stirring performance as John Proctor. Has it really been two years? Sighhh!

TheCrucible--2014--RichardArmitage-bare-torso-proctor-Poster_Jun1714grati-hi-res

So what do you think about these new “Berlin Station” and “Love, Love, Love” posters?

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About Gratiana Lovelace

Gratiana Lovelace is my nom de plume for my creative writing and blogging. I write romantic stories in different sub genres. The stories just tumble out of me. My resurgence in creative writing occurred when I viewed the BBC miniseries of Elizabeth Gaskell's novel North & South in February 2010. The exquisitely talented British actor portraying the male lead John Thornton in North & South--Richard Crispin Armitage--became my unofficial muse. I have written over 50 script stories about love--some are fan fiction, but most are original stories--that I am just beginning to share with others on private writer sites, and here on my blog. And as you know, my blog here is also relatively new--since August 2011. But, I'm having fun and I hope you enjoy reading my blog essays and my stories. Cheers! Grati ;-> upd 12/18/11
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5 Responses to Richard Armitage New Projects Posters Fever!  July 24, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #942)

  1. July 24 & 29, 2016–Thanks for liking/starring this post! I’m glad that you enjoyed it! Cheers! Grati ;->

    Carolyn, discovermarche, april73, Evie Arl, Hariclea, & ania- zrysiowana ja

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  2. July 24, 2016–And Ania also shares a version of the new “Berlin Station” banner–mentioning an October broadcast date. I had also seen this version shared by Chrissyinwm on Twitter. But the “coming Fall” version seems to be the only one showing on their Facebook page.

    https://zrysiowana.blogspot.com/2016/07/nowy-baner-do-berlin-station.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+ZrysiowanaJa+(zRYSIOwana+ja)

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  3. July 24, 2016–For more information about and tickets for Richard Armitage’s NYC Off Broadwya play “Love, Love, Love”, with Previews from September 22, 2016 to December 18, 2016, please visit:

    http://www.roundabouttheatre.org/Shows-Events/Love-Love-Love.aspx

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  4. I must say when poster for LLL was posted, I grinned: for once someone put all of my fave colours together XD (purple, yellow, green and blue, that is). I like that it looked torn apart, which is cool. But what I lacked, was other info about the show, so Fernanda did a great job with her version.
    And BS poster is spot on – after all it’s all about spies and dangerous world. ;)

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    • Hi Andrea, I liked the pastel shades as well. So often, you just see “marketing” red in posters and ads. Ha! Fernanda did a beautiful job with her version! And Richard does look “dangerous” with his piercing blue eyes in the “Berlin Station” poster! Thanks for visiting and commenting! Cheers! Grati ;->

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