A Midsummer Night's Dream


A Midsummer Night's Dream


Repackaging for the Pelican Shakespeare series, the authoritative resource since 1956, coinciding with the Bard’s 400th death anniversary this year. A total of 40 books, the series is ongoing and art directed by Paul Buckley. We used a modern linear and geometric style to approach these classics in a contemporary manner, categorized as Tragedies (black,) Comedies (light blue) and Histories (maroon.) The series won a Gold Medal at the SOI Annual Exhibition (Book category.)  Thanks to Paul Buckley and Elda Rotor for taking a chance on me.

Cover features Greek pottery, as the play is set in ancient Greece. Demetrius is chasing Hermia in the enchanted forest. The verso shows Lysander chasing Hermia, while being chased by the other female lead. On the spine is a bottle of love potion, which causes much of the mischief in the plot. 

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Client: Penguin Random House

Art Direction: Paul Buckley

Publisher: Elda Rotor

Thanks: Jay Luu, Brianna S Harden, Emma Mohney, and Judy Ng

Special thanks: Jessica Hische