Duets With Jim

A poster design for a duet between a soprano mother and her son: Jim, who was multiply disabled. He couldn’t speak, but produced a lot of beautiful sounds. Several composers worked with Jim’s sounds and each of them made a composition for the theatre show, which premiered at the Operadagen Rotterdam in 2015 and went on tour in 2016 and 2017.

To translate the disability in a respectful manner we created the affected, custom typography, that was carefully placed over the great portrait (rotated 90 degrees) by photographer Annelies van der Vegt.