Sketch comedian James Hamilton (or Jay-Ham, as we like to call him here at Cracking the Fringe HQ) gave us his best tips about flyering, poster design and other ace advice about the Fringe. Check out his sketch troupe Casual Violence, and follow him on Twitter @JamesHamilton. Click "Read More" for full transcript.
Knowing shit-all about design ourselves, we asked one Tom Hyatt to share his most important tips for designing a Fringe poster and poster.
How do you go about coming up with ideas for posters/flyers?
Poster design is a great opportunity to balance form and function; it's like architecture! You look to make something that works simply as an aesthetic experience, but also successfully performs another function - in the case of posters it's delivering information and selling a show. Personally speaking, my taste is to try to achieve the latter by way of the former as best I can.