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Shhhhh… Shakespeare!

Poster & flyer design for Reading Bach Choir concert ‘Shakespeare & Co.: Settings of Shakespeare songs and music by his contemporaries’ (2016)

rbc_shakespeareWhat did William Shakespeare look like?

Chances are you’re now thinking of the Chandos Portrait in the National Gallery, or the engraving by Martin Droeshut which was inspired by it and adorns the First Folio.

I wanted to see how much these well-known images could be distilled and what would remain as the most essential of features.

It turns out: pose, hair, collar, moustache.

Client: Reading Bach Choir (2016)