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Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre 2006 season

Contributed by Stéphane Darricau on Jan 17th, 2017. Artwork published in .
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    Source: http://www.graphicthoughtfacility.com © Graphic Thought Facility. License: All Rights Reserved.

    For their last season working for Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Graphic Thought Facility pulled out all the stops when it comes to conceptual wit and tangential thinking. Taking that season’s theme, “The Edges of Rome” (with plays such as Titus Andronicus or Antony and Cleopatra), as a point of departure, they worked with stencils and spray paint as an allusion to the graffiti-stained walls which form such an essential part of the visual landscape on the outskirts of contemporary Rome. For each new play, a new stencilled layer came to cover the previous one(s), creating a rich and vibrant palimpsest of colours and textures.

    The typeface is Berthold Wolpe’s Monotype Albertus —a tougher, more distinctive, more idiosyncratic take on the classical Roman capital model than Carol Twombly’s Adobe Trajan, for example —, all-caps, in one weight and one size only.

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