Shakespeare in Color is a set of his greatest works, redesigned as a new reading experience for young readers. The two selected plays, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Twelfth Night, are two of his most famous comedies.
The designs for these books are playful, using imagery and type as image, intertwined with Shakespeare's original text to engage the reader. Colroful sidebars function to add further insight to the text, making the designs both engaging and educational.
Each book has a distinct personality and the designs follow a set of rules to reflect that. In Midsummer Night's Dream, images of the characters and big speech bubbles adorn the page, whereas in Twelfth Night handwritten typography creates the feeling of a diary that's been doodled in. For both books however, consistent type and layout of the original text, as well as the line, act, and scene numbers serve to unify the books.
- Sydney Rayne