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1979 Richard III - National Theatre Posters

Richard Bird and Michael Mayhew

National Theatre

National Theatre

This interpretation shows Bird at the height of his powers. The poster is direct to the point of bluntness, while being highly sophisticated in its construction. The photograph of John Wood as Richard, twisted into the corner, combines with the almost abstract outline of his cloak/pool of blood. Bird’s lettering is executed with his customary panache.

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  • Title: 1979 Richard III - National Theatre Posters
  • Creator: Richard Bird and Michael Mayhew
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