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: Left: Romeo holds up a phone in one hand, making finger guns with the other. Text reads: “ “Juliet! My love, my light, I am your ONLY! (Please swipe right!) I know our families rage and fight, but will you be with me tonight?” “ Right: Juliet leans out of her window, face supported by her hands. Text reads: “ “Romeo! You silly fool!” But her pre-teen angst can’t help but drool. “How can we love? Where would we meet? Why must this rose smell so sweet?” "
Image 2: Book spread mockup. ]