6 Graphic Designs: Shakespeare Portraits

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William Shakespeare would’ve been 450 today, yet age neither defines nor ages him. Especially in these graphic art adaptations…

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Happy Bardday! by Steve Carroll

Of course we had to start here. The Economist celebrates William Shakespeare with ‘Happy Bardday’.

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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare’ are parodies of Shakespeare’s plays. They parodied his headshot too.

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William Shakespeare by Paola Canzonetta

A vector illustrated Shakespeare-Hamlet hybrid. We love his chilled, aint-no-skull-gonna-bother-me vibe.

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MacBeth Rap – Take The Crown by Terry He

Student teacher Terry created a YouTube video to educate his 10th grade class. Shakespeare looks fab in a cap.

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William Shakespeare Portrait by Fabrizio Cassetta

Cassetta used coloured pens on paper to create the many faces – true colours – of Shakespeare. Bright, sharp, striking colours are frequent in most of his works. Colourful!

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William Shakespeare: iPod Player by Rick from anotherbookblog.com

“I don’t dislike Shakespeare, I’m just completely ambivalent to him.” – the author’s opinion on Shakespeare’s irrelevance within today’s society.

9 COMMENTS

  1. Hi,
    Just wondering who owns the copyright to these images? Would like permission to use the “Complete Works” one with arrow for an event poster.
    Thank you,
    Alycia

  2. It is always interesting to see a range of different approaches to a figure that everyone will know in their mind!

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