Present Company
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We began working with Present Company in Summer 2013. The first design was a poster for A Midsummer Night’s Dream to be held on a farm in East Austin. Our designs began incorporating various elements like Grant Wood’s American Gothic, old book covers, East Austin culture and Shakespeare himself.

We are really inspired by this group. Their shows are incredible, the actors are hilarious, the setting is always inviting and they are a pleasure to work with!

 

 

Best New Look for an Old Play

Hamlet by Sarah Presson/Eye Like Design

Whether created by some talented amateur that a company’s lucky enough to have among its members, or by a longtime professional who’s generous enough to work a pro bono gig, the visual components promoting shows in this town are almost as important as the show itself. To wit: Sarah Presson’s stark, stunning design for Present Company’s performed-with-flashlights-in-the-dark production of Hamlet. While capturing the spirit of the Bard, Presson managed to avoid 400-plus years of visual cliches used to illustrate one of his most famous works. We suggest that no poster was so powerfully evocative in 2016.

BEST OF AUSTIN 2016

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”

pablo picasso

“Life is too important to be taken seriously.”

Oscar Wilde


  • “It takes some effort to look like this.”
    Truvy
    Steel Magnolias
  • “I can't tell you what an awesome, easy experience it has been[...]. We are extremely happy with the updated look! It will really increase our chances at getting national grants, giving us the chance to bring art and social emotional learning to more kids.”
    Kristina Thompson
    Creative Action
  • “…fine folks, doing fine work, contributing fine design to our community.”
    Annie Taylor
    Annie's Omnium
  • “Y'all provide such great vision and hope for organizations like ours to match our visual representation with the gritty, soulful, heartfelt on the ground work we do for the community. ”
    Emily Mares, MSSW
    Urban Roots
  • “[Their] flexibility in adjusting without displaying any hint of tension was fully appreciated.”
    Donald Genung
    Church of Conscious Harmony

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