Poster of the Week

Vancouver Opera gets in a lather over Barber of Seville

Event: The Barber of Seville at Queen Elizabeth Theatre, March 17 to 25

Poster artist: Artwork by Brian Stauffer, poster design by Annie Mack

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California-based illustrator Brian Stauffer is the man behind Vancouver Operas lathered-up poster for The Barber of Seville. In addition to creating the poster art for VO's 2011-2012 season, Stauffer's work has graced the New York Times, TIME Magazine, The New Yorker, The Nation, The Village Voice, Rolling Stone, Esquire, GQ, SF Weekly and more than 300 publications worldwide. He's also the recipient of the prestigious 2011 Gold Award for Best Cover Illustration from the Society of Publication Designers and the Editorial Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators 52 competition for 2010. All of which might explain why he was too busy or just didn't feel like responding to such probing email questions as "When's the last time you went to a barber?" and "Please describe your current hairstyle/haircut."

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