First Look! Neil Patrick Harris Tweets Out First Look at HEDWIG Artwork!

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Yeah, that's kind of awesome. :)
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Jane2
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I like that photo but it doesn't bring to mind the Hedwig that I know. Perhaps they've changed the show radically.
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I don't know if anyone would agree with this, but I think he still looks too masculine.
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This is substantially more terrible than I expected. That title treatment is appalling. Unless they're going with a Hedwig meets Wes Anderson movie, in which case, your kerning is off.
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I just wish he would put on some makeup. He looks like a straight dude rocker with a touch of glitter.


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Updated On: 10/15/13 at 05:52 PM
Mr. Nowak
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Is anyone else bothered by the fact that none of it is centered on the poster? Perhaps it's just this image.
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It all looks centered to me.
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gavyj
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I'm excited. Plus, this is only a "first look." It isn't the defining image of the production...yet.
Mr. Nowak
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The title and NPH's name are centered, but his face, the "and the" and the authors at the bottom are all slightly to the right.
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Why on earth would you want it centered? Sorry but not only is that dull, it's robotically weird. This isn't origami, or Georgian architecture.

I don't mind the font or the photography. I just think they're playing it really safe by using an image that barely has him made-up.

Yeah, okay, he's sweating, and it's probably from the end of the show-ish, but it doesn't really look like Hedwig to me. It's a dude with a bit of glitter on.
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Glitter isn't the same as make-up. There's too much glitter!
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Mr. Nowak
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I wouldn't necessarily call centered poster art "robotically weird," but I guess I can see where it would be wrong for this type of show. It just makes me feel as though it's incomplete or cut off.
Jane2
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Who the hell cares about centering or fonts? This SHOULD be indicative of what the show is about, and unless it's drastically changed, this photo is not HEDWIG.
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RippedMan
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Eh. I mean, I get it. HE"s the reason the show is happening so why cover him up in make-up and stuff. I just think a lot of people are going to be disappointed if they don't know this show going into it.
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>Who the hell cares about centering or fonts? This SHOULD be indicative of what the show is about, and unless it's drastically changed, this photo is not HEDWIG.

Jane2,

What a pity no one called you to get your approval about the artwork or anything else for this production.
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a) "...nothing is centered..." is VERY different from "...his face, the "and the" and the authors at the bottom are all slightly to the right."
b) Headings on school papers should be centered. In graphic design there is no such rule. Things should be placed where they are determined to best serve the design, which may, but often does not mean centering things.

As to the image itself. I've seen way too many versions of Hedwig that are carbon copies of the look of the original, right down to the wig style. I'm open to a shift from that. There are all kinds of people that could fit that story line. Not all of them are ones that would "pass" as anything approaching a realistic-ish looking woman. In fact few people would mistake the original for anything other than a man in crazy, deluded drag. I'm looking forward to this.

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Updated On: 10/16/13 at 08:47 AM
Jane2
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"What a pity no one called you to get your approval about the artwork or anything else for this production."

I know!
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Idiot
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This is a perfect poster for the material. You don't have to have a wig from a box to convey who Hedwig is. They've done it here without one.
A Director
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>"What a pity no one called you to get your approval about the artwork or anything else for this production."

I know!

Jane2 - I was being sarcastic. Did you have anything to do with the writing, directing or designing the original production? You probably won't like the new production, but it's Mr. Trask and Mr. Mitchell's show and the can do what they want with it.

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