Project Details

Festival for the Fish

Print materials for a dark Japanese tale of modern life.

Client Yellow Earth Theatre
Date March, 2004


"A glimpse into the dark underbelly of modern life in Japan. The estranged members of a working class Japanese family gather for the youngest son's funeral.

"His diary reveals a deeply scarring Oedipal experience.

"Human relationships at their most affectionate and most bitter are played out and a family of strangers are reunited by a common past."

For the design of the print materials, a "vignette" was created as if a homage to the late son of the family.

The story reveals the son's unhappy upbringing as it progresses, and this is represented by the fish circling and slowly strangling him as he drowns in the water around him.

A simple Photoshop composition, but still nice to do!