Shakespeare Today is one of my favourite projects undertaken so far. When I first began the project, my aim was to help younger generations interact with Shakespeare and his works. Emojis are now a universal language and I felt that incorporating them would help make the plots and themes more relatable and entertaining for young people.
These designs were originally done as book covers and have since been produced as posters. In 2015 these posters were seen by Creative Review and put on billboards around the country as part of a project promoting up and coming designers. I was one of 15 artists chosen for this from all around the UK.
This was picked up and reported on by several local and national newspapers including The Manchester Evening News. This particular article can be found at:
It has since been used as a teaching tool in universities and high schools.