Design with the Renaissance in Mind

After the last two concerts, I had several people ask what the background patterns and designs are that I use for our concert graphics. While I certainly love a good unsolved mystery, I have always intended to share my design inspirations. I believe it’s important to give credit where credit is due, and to pay homage the pasts artists who have made my work possible. Queen Elizabeth I is pictured George Gower’s 1588 painting, which inspired the design for HELIOS’ “Fair Oriana” concert graphics. For the 2015/16 season, I’ve chosen to use Renaissance paintings as the inspiration for concert graphics. I often choose a small section of a much larger painting, focusing on a cool pattern or texture

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