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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.

The Tempest

The Tempest collection

"From his island, the wizard Prospero raises a magical Tempest to rock his nemeses’ boat. The back cover shows Ariel tied to a tree by Prospero’s magic."

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The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice collection

"Styled after meat cuts charts, this cover illustrates one of Shylock’s possible daydreams about the contract that entitles him to a pound of his nemesis Antonio’s flesh. Each cut (marked by a dotted line) is accompanied by a potential hacking instrument."

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Hamlet

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."

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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."

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Macbeth

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."

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