Shakespeare Book Set

Regarded as one of the greatest writers, Shakespeare is known for his thematic writings and symbol-laden plots, expressed in this set of illustrative cover designs.
Role
Designer
Project
Book Cover Design Digital Illustration
Type
Conceptual
Timeline
3 weeks

Design decisions

Illustrative patterns stylized after each respective book's setting.

Each hand-drawn pattern was created based the after geographical and/or historical contexts of each book's plot. For "Hamlet," the cover design mirrors traditional Danish patterns. Similarly, in the "Macbeth" design, the illustration uses forms from 11th century Scotland. The "Romeo and Juliet" cover incorporates elements of 14th century Italian patterns, and the "Othello" design is reminiscent of historical Venetian forms.
Illustrative patterns stylized after geographical and/or historical contexts of each book's plot.

Hidden symbols significant to each plot.

Each unique, hand-drawn pattern integrates hidden icons, reflecting key themes and symbols from each of the respective Shakespearean plots.

Final Designs

Illustrative patterns stylized after each respective book's setting.

Each hand-drawn pattern was created based the after geographical and/or historical contexts of each book's plot. For "Hamlet," the cover design mirrors traditional Danish patterns. Similarly, in the "Macbeth" design, the illustration uses forms from 11th century Scotland. The "Romeo and Juliet" cover incorporates elements of 14th century Italian patterns, and the "Othello" design is reminiscent of historical Venetian forms.
Illustrative patterns stylized after geographical and/or historical contexts of each book's plot.
Illustrative patterns stylized after geographical and/or historical contexts of each book's plot.
Illustrative patterns stylized after geographical and/or historical contexts of each book's plot.
Illustrative patterns stylized after geographical and/or historical contexts of each book's plot.
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