Titus Andronicus


Titus Andronicus



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.

Gruesome play where Lavinia is raped, and has her tongue and hands cut off, so that she can’t testify. The back cover shows a pie made by Titus. He kills Lavinia’s rapists, fashions ‘coffins’ (which also mean pie crusts), and bakes them into pie. Next he feeds this pie to their mother, the evil Tamora.  

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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