Romeo and Juliet
At the start of 2019, I completed work on a Romeo and Juliet project. This original, modern retelling utilised rhyme and humour that could encourage a wide range of readers to enjoy Shakespeare. Echoing the tale's theatrical roots, the character designs were heavily inspired by Punch and Judy puppets.
Illustrations, text, composition, and typography by Gabriella Wilde.
© 2019 Gabriella Wilde
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Image 1: Cover for Romeo and Rosaline Juliet, drawn as red stage curtains. Front reads “Romeo + Rosaline”, the back of Romeo can be seen writing “Juliet”, and “Rosaline” has been crossed out. “Gabriella Wilde” is also written on the front. Mock reviews fill the back: “ “Alright, I guess…” - Romeo”, “ 5 stars - Benvoli-oh”, “ “Couldn’t have said it better myself!” - W. Shakespeare”, “ “Smart, witty and powerful” - G. Wilde”. The other characters line the edges of the back, staring at a hand in shock, anger, and embarrassment.
Image 2: Front cover mockup.
Image 3: Full cover mockup. ]