Sapphira’s burlesque course poster

Sapphira wanted a new poster design to advertise her prolific burlesque teaching across Melbourne. She runs five classes a week in five locations. Somehow we needed to get all of this information onto a poster, as well as making it exciting and easy to read – and enticing!

The design is an extension of the work we’ve done remaking her website. Anyone who knows me knows that I want every poster I make to be nice enough to put up at home too. The design is a loose take on a late 40s–early 50s music hall poster. I didn’t want to get too tied down to looking completely vintage (especially as the Sapphira logo has a more contemporary classic look), but I did want to capture the excitement of live performance, and of course Sapphira’s favourite word of the moment – razzmatazz!

For more information on the burlesque courses, see


Short Fuse, Tainted Love, Politico

Short Fuse Politico and Tainted LoveThe latest poster design for Short Fuse, the hottest live literary night in town.

Run by Tara Gould and based in Brighton, this live lit night is taking Brighton by storm and now expanding and causing a scene in Hastings too. I’ve been working with Tara on the vintage look and feel of the website and posters since October 2008.

Check out the latest live events and writer’s workshops at: