For the third year in a row, Oxide had the pleasure of designing the promotional materials for Animus: Film vs. Book, the 1877 Society’s annual event. The event brings together book and film enthusiasts to debate (to the death!) which one is better — all while having fun and raising funds for the Omaha Public Library’s programs and services.

Animus 2017 posterAnimus 2017 poster

This year’s event will feature the book and film Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Attendees are encouraged to first read Truman Capote’s book prior to the event at Aksarben Cinema, where the Blake Edwards film will be screened.

The visuals for this year’s poster follow the same style and framework used for previous two years’. Taking inspiration from tarot cards and adding in book and movie elements, this third poster rounds out the set nicely. This year we attempted to cram even more references and information into an already busy setup. Masks, strings of pearls, plus other book and movie related elements fill space around the central illustration based on the tarot card “Eight of Swords”. (And don’t worry, just like the first two Animus posters, this one also glows in the dark, thanks to some fancy screenprinting by the folks at Flat Black.)

Animus posters year 1, 2, and 3 (left to right)Animus posters year 1, 2, and 3 (left to right)

Mark your calendars! This year’s event takes place next Thursday, October 19th. Cocktails start at 5:00 p.m. followed by the screening at 6:00 with the panel discussion immediately after. Come out and have a drink, see a movie, and debate to the death (not really)!

View the project page for Animus: Film vs. Book.