The Threepenny Opera : Marcin Markowski

Marcin Markowski, Polish graphic designer based in Poznan, designed a catalogue for the performance of Bertold Brecht’s “The Threepenny Opera,” with music by Kurt Weill, at Teatr Polski in Poznań. The 1728 “Beggar’s Opera,” adapted by Brecht in the 1920s, cast beggars and bandits of London’s Soho. Following the director’s decision to transpose the play’s setting to post-war Berlin, that period’s ephemera and typography inspired the print design.

Text and images ©  Marcin Markowski


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