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Poor Little Rich Girl
A Bossa Nova Love Story

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Written by two of Brazil's greatest artists, Vinicius de Moraes and Carlos Lyra, the musical ‘Poor Little Rich Girl’ is a classic of the Bossa Nova movement. The show tells the story of a rich girl who falls in love with a beggar poet, reflecting the contradictions of Brazil in the early 1960s.

To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Bossa Nova in 2007, the London-based singer Rogério Corrêa produced a new version of this musical which was performed in London, Paris and Edinburgh, including one evening where the author himself, Carlos Lyra, took part as a special guest.

The graphics for the poster were inspired by Bossa Nova album covers from the 1960s. Often produced with a very low budget, the graphics were usually limited to two colours and based on high-contrast black & white photographs of the artists. The poster for ‘Poor Little Rich Girl’ follows the same concepts in a bid to create an iconic image that the public can instantly associate with the Bossa Nova.

Client: Rogério Corrêa
Art Direction, Photography and Design