Call for Entries: Shakespeare Theater Posters

In honor of the 400th anniversary of WIlliam Shakespeare’s passing, Steve Heller and Mirko Ilić are creating a book that showcases poster design work for the bard’s many plays.

Your poster design for Shakespeare plays is a part of an amazingly rich legacy that only gets richer with every passing year. So, in honor of the 400th anniversary since the Bard’s passing, Steve Heller and Mirko Ilić are creating a volume with Princeton Architectural Press, that showcases some of the greatest graphic performance posters.

Steve Heller and Mirko Ilić are also looking to organize a major exhibition of the original posters to both promote the book and bring attention to Shakespeare’s continued presence in modern day theater.

DEADLINE for complete submission is January 1st, 2015.

Submitted designs must be PUBLISHED posters, no student and personal work, please.

More information and submission form here:

For any further questions please email at: [email protected].

I am looking forward to see your work included in this book!!!


Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (

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