City Theatres are very old organisation in Turkish theatre history. It helped to develop the art perception of the community in Turkey. It contains lots of important actors & actresses and every theatre lover in Turkey knows the quality of Istanbul City Theatres that separates from other organisations. An organisation with that importance and high awareness, needs to have useful and well-designed visual world. This was my graduation project from Mİmar Sinan University of Fine Arts, Graphic Design Department.
About Poster Series Transportation issues in Istanbul, steal lots of time from people's lives. Because of this, communication with posters gets very important between grey, dirty buildings and walls. When I analysed the posters of City Theatres, I noticed that there wasn't a visual integrity between them and I decided to re-design them.
Betrayal / Aldatma: Written by Harold Pinter, a classic husband, wife and her boyfriend triangle.
The Seagull / Martı: I examined about posters of this play in the history and I noticed that %90 of them was just a seagull photo or drawing and I wanted to draw Nina from Treplev's eyes.
Cyrano de Bergerac: He is a nobleman serving as a soldier in the French Army, is a brash, strong-willed man of many talents. In addition to being a remarkable duelist, he is a gifted, joyful poet and is also a musician. However, he has an extremely large nose, which causes him to doubt himself. This doubt prevents him from expressing his love for his distant cousin, the beautiful and intellectual Roxane, as he believes that his ugliness would prevent him the "dream of being loved by even an ugly woman.
Mansion of Fehim Paşa / Fehim Paşa Konağı: Written by Turgut Özakman by considering the Ottoman culture. Fehim Paşa is a well-known rowdy and Mr. Rasim sends his boy Yusuf to his mansion to become a rowdy. But in the mansion, Yusuf flirts with girls, create plays with shadow puppets and the mansion becomes entertaining.
Twelfth Night / 12.Gece: is a comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written around 1601–02 as a Twelfth Night's entertainment for the close of the Christmas season. The play centres on the twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck. Viola (who is disguised as a boy) falls in love with Duke Orsino, who in turn is in love with the Countess Olivia. Upon meeting Viola, Countess Olivia falls in love with her thinking she is a man.
12 Angry Men / 12 Öfkeli Adam: The drama depicts a jury forced to consider a homicide trial. At the beginning, they have a nearly unanimous decision of guilty, with a single dissenter of not-guilty, who throughout the play sows a seed of reasonable doubt. A jury with twelve members, eleven of them find the offender guilty. But one of them named Miles understands the offender is not guilty and sees the big corruption in jury.
City Theatres of Istanbul has the most crowded audience among all theatres. You can understand it by trying to buy a ticket to a play. You can only buy for 2 weeks later etc. But the ticket system was designed so bad and working wrong. Lots of people are using it and getting mad in front of the screen by trying to reserve / buy for hours. I wanted to design a simple process for this important issue and adapted to mobile dimensions.
You can see the video above about how the desktop website works.