Shakespeare poster print love all, trust a few, do wrong to none by Simon Stratford Shakespeare lettering inspiration hand made brush lettering print by simon stratford

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none Shakespeare print

Check me out quoting Shakespeare on your ass—never thought that would happen. I’ve never been one for reading playwrights from the 1500’s. I’m ashamed to say that I’ve never read a single Shakespeare play.

I had no interest in Shakespeare. Not until I started hand painting type. I got my kicks from drawing song names and lyrics and making fonts, prints and posters from them.

Looking online for inspiration eventually led me to Shakespeare.

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. Is taken from the play All’s well that ends well—written in 1604. I took that quote and created this hand drawn lettering piece. I scanned in my inky creation and vectorized it in illustrator all ready to be printed out and hung on your wall.

I think the quote manages to overcome the time barrier and its meaning is still relevant today. It’s weird that that can happen, or shows what a genius Shakespeare was and still is. So many of his quotes have embedded themselves in the English language.

Now I think about it, and I’m searching google while writing this post our friend Shakespeare coined so many phrases that we use every day without realising they are Shakespeare.

“It’s all greek to me”
“salad days”
“Vanished into thin air”

The list goes on and on, and on. For me, it’s a great source of inspiration to create lettering work and prints.

So I’m not a total philistine. I still think Shakespeare is difficult to read and understand.

But then again I’ve not read Tolstoy or Voltaire.

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February 17, 2017

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