I’ve had the privilege of designing for the MPT (Maryland Public Television) program guide. I designed covers and inside feature pages for two issues; one that focused on the premiere of the final season of Downton Abbey, one for the second season of Poldark, and another for the season seven premiere of Call the Midwife.
Season seven of Call the Midwife brings an era of change and innovation. To depict the show’s transition into the early 1960’s, I chose to create a pattern and visual style that captured the hope and cheerfulness of the new season, while showcasing the cast of characters.
For the Downton Abbey artwork, I had photography provided by BBC/PBS, and used some photoshop techniques that brought out the drama in the cover photograph. In the feature and cover, I took cues from the period drama and incorporated scroll artwork and a damask pattern to set the tone for the show.
For the Poldark artwork, I took inspiration from the moody setting in the Cornish port. I also incorporated historic maps of England to embrace the historic drama of the show.
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