Royal Shakespeare Company — 50 Years Stamps
2001
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Royal Shakespeare Company 50 Years — Stamps

Set of six stamps to commemorate the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 50th anniversary. Each stamp celebrates a famous RSC production spanning 50 years. A stipulation of the brief was to include photography of past and present performances. Devling into 50 years of archives, six carefully selected images were chosen that would reproduce with intensity at a tiny size, and were reproduced in black and white to tie together as a set. With Shakespeare the man himself as copywriter, it would have been criminal not to hero his prose. With this in mind we tapped into raw expressive handwriting reflective of each play, in an attempt to capture the drama and energy of live theatre. We then worked closely with illustrator Marion Deuchars to execute the final stamps.

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