Finalized logo for the Baltimore Rock Opera Society's most recent production "MURDERCASTLE" – an original rock opera set in the 1893 Chicago Worlds Fair.
The original concept behind the logo was to convey a sense of duality: to have a beautiful classic Victorian Gaslight-era font overlapping a gory twisted font, both reading "Murdercastle." This was to symbolize H.H. Holmes' actual Murder Castle in Chicago, which on the outside looked like a simple hotel, but on the inside was a horrific death trap.
Over the course of the project this idea transformed and simplified; I took a major element from the show, the Ferris Wheel, and made it a focal point in the logo. The typography was hand-created based off of an alphabet I found in a book from 1900 on IAMPETH, or the International Associate of Master Penmen, Engrossers, and Teachers of Handwriting.
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