Is This Your First Time with the First Folio?

The Folger Shakespeare Library sent First Folios to all fifty states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, DC. This traveling exhibition celebrated their return to the Folger; forty-three thousand miles later and safely back in the Folger’s Great Hall, the eighteen traveling copies of the First Folio tell their stories–of the half million people they met, and select pieces of the programming to celebrate their visits.

My commission as part of this phenomenal series of events was to create promotional typographic posters for the ‘Remixing Shakespeare/Low’ concert event; as part of the larger First Folio events occurring within the Duluth, Minnesota area. Working with physical imagery of the performance space, colorful digital visual components created by digital artist Joellyn Rock (also projected at the actual Low performance event), and pattern materials found in reference to the handcrafted Shakespeare folios I created this primary poster for the event.

The large format/A1 version of this Remixing Shakespeare/Low poster was selected to represent one of Minnesota’s First Folio events. It was hung in the final Washington, DC exhibition as well as preserved in their vault with the other pieces for posterity.