Poster designed for the play The Mystery of Edwin Drood, organized by Johnson County Community College’s Theater Department.
The Mystery of Edwin Drood is the last murder mystery novel of Charles Dickens. He died before finishing the novel, therefore, the ending of the play remains unknown. Based on Dickens’ writing style, people have come up with eight different possible endings.
The smoke in the background represents the mystery in the story, the key is one of the important elements of the play and symbolizes revelation of the truth, and the hand in white glove signifies the unknown person behind all the mystery. The poster design was selected for the promotion of the play.