Above is an artificial bokeh effect that I made and liked because it looks magical. It appears on a gray bg, so that it looks like it has rounded corners. It would normally be sharper and readable, appearing at 500px wide.
Most of the Blackfriars Playhouse is wood, so I thought it would be nice to have a banner that reflected different shades of wood.
This was an experiment in kinetic typography. I tried doing it in flash, but no one liked the effect but me. It started like this, and I like the way it looks. I think it makes Ben Jonson look edgy and fun. We used that quote in our marketing for the show.
I like doing the odd banner here and there. It keeps my skills sharp and lets our graphic designers concentrate on some heftier things. It's good to keep one's production artist skills fresh.