Presenting Shakespeare: 1,100 Posters from Around the World

Presenting Shakespeare: 1,100 Posters from Around the World, is a collection of over 1,000 posters designed by an international roster of artists representing 55 countries, from Japan to Colombia, Greece, India, Russia, Australia and beyond.

In the four hundred years since his death, Shakespeare has inspired illustrators and designers to create posters that reinvent Shakespeare’s well-known themes for each new generation of theatregoers. Themes of his most famous plays, such as Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, or Midsummer Night’s Dream, inevitable have been a skull; two “star-crossed” lovers; a magical forest to advertise the plays mentioned.
Mirko Ilic and Steven Heller though, after a survey of posters proved us that there are always interesting new angles through which to approach Shakespeare’s plays.

Presenting Shakespeare: 1,100 Posters from Around the World, is a fascinating trove of theatrical artifacts, a necessary volume for theatre and design lovers alike.

You can purchase the book from Amazon and other online bookstores.

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Presenting Shakespeare: Much Ado About Posters

It is my pleasure to announce the opening of Presenting Shakespeare:
Much Ado About Posters. The exhibition, which commemorates the 400th anniversary of The Bard’s passing, takes place at the ADC Gallery,
106 West 29th St, New York, NY, from May 5-19.

Included in Presenting Shakespeare are works by Peter Bankov, Tomasz Boguslawsk, Erich Brechbuh, Paul Davis, Milton Glaser, Frieder Grindler, Wieslaw Grzegorczyk, Ovidiu Hrin, George Mayhew, Scott Mckowen, Ivan Misic, David Plunkert, Dan Reisinger, Paula Scher, Rob Smith, Lanny Sommese, Dovo Sonnson, Franciszek Starowieyski, Jovan Tarbuk, Wieslaw Walkuski and Katarzyna Zapart among others.

The exhibition has been made possible with the generous support
of Denise Benmosche.

Please join for the opening reception on Thursday, May 5, 6:00-8:00 pm
by RSVPing to the link below.

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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. (