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Shakespeare cover art designed by Manuja Waldia

Posted: Apr 21 2017

Art and design for each cover by Manuja Waldia.

She describes each of her Shakespeare designs below.


Hamlet t-shirt - front design

"The ghost of the dead King Hamlet appears and declares ominously that he was murdered by Claudius. Ordering Hamlet to seek revenge (notice the double edged sword) on the man who usurped his throne and married his wife, the ghost disappears with dawn."

Hamlet t-shirt - back design

"On the back is Ophelia- Polonius’s daughter, a beautiful young woman with whom Hamlet has been in love. Even in her lapse into madness and death, she remains maidenly, singing songs about flowers and finally drowning in the river amid flower garlands."

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Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet t-shirt - front design

"Two coffins show the instruments of death for the star crossed lovers."

Romeo and Juliet t-shirt - back design

"On the verso is an ampersand to highlight the 'And' in Romeo And Juliet. Other symbolic elements include roses, dagger and poison."

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Macbeth t-shirt - front design

Lady Macbeth's tiara pours deadly ambition and bloodlust onto Macbeth's crown. A dagger and a scepter cross to symbolize the crossing of violence and ambition that arises so many times in the plot."

Macbeth t-shirt - back design

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