Here may you see the tyrant

Monday 04 May 2020

Over the past 9 years, Shakespeare’s Globe has commissioned Premm to produce the look and feel for the Deutsche Bank sponsored initiative Playing Shakespeare. The Shakespeare productions are created specifically for young people, since 2007 over 190,000 free tickets have been given to London school pupils focusing on a different play every time, this year being ‘Macbeth’. The main image depicts Macbeth’s face within a torn Scottish flag, this not only represents the idea of the war,...

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Once more unto the breach, dear friends!

Friday 01 November 2019

This was Premm’s second year working on Our Theatre, a community based schools programme run by Shakespeare’s Globe and performed inside the iconic Sam Wannamaker Playhouse. The performance for 2019 is Henry V and is unique due to it being split into 5 Acts, with a different group/school taking one each to create a varied piece of storytelling. The Harris Foundation for Lifelong Learning is supporting the production again and believes putting on performances such as Our Theatre develops...

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Chloe White – Placement

Friday 27 September 2019

Over the last two weeks we have had University of Lincoln, BA (Hons), student Chloe White join us on placement. Her time here has allowed her to work on some live briefs for clients including Shakespeare’s Globe and City of London. We hope her time with us has allowed her gain an insight into studio culture and some valuable pieces for her personal portfolio. You can view Chloe’s portfolio online here.

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Here’s much to do with hate, but more with love

Monday 04 March 2019

Over the past 8 years, Shakespeare’s Globe has commissioned Premm to produce the look and feel for the Deutsche Bank sponsored initiative Playing Shakespeare. The Shakespeare productions are created specifically for young people, with 180,000 free tickets given to London school pupils focusing on a different play every time, this year being ‘Romeo and Juliet’. We used the concept of opposites, which is a strong theme within the play, to create the main image. The two main cast members were...

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At one together

Thursday 15 November 2018

Our Theatre is a community based schools programme run by Shakespeare’s Globe. 80 actors from 4 schools in Southwark came together to present a one-hour production of Shakespeare’s ‘As you like it’ inside the Sam Wannamaker Theatre. Each school took a different act to perform from the story that day, having initially showcased the entire play to their school. This resulted in a varied and dynamic performance. Premm were asked to design the creative for this event, looking at the poster, programme...

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Much Ado About… Quite A Lot

Friday 23 February 2018

Over the past 7 years, Shakespeare’s Globe has commissioned Premm to produce the look and feel for the Deutsche Bank sponsored initiative Playing Shakespeare. The Shakespeare productions are created specifically for young people, with 180,000 free tickets given to London school pupils focusing on a different play every time, this year being ‘Much Ado About Nothing’. The design process differed this time as Shakespeare’s Globe has recently gone through a rebrand, which meant the new guidelines...

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The Branding of the Shrew

Tuesday 04 July 2017

For a consecutive sixth year The Globe Theatre approached Premm to produce the look and feel for their Playing Shakespeare production. The initiative which is part of Deutsche Bank’s ‘Born To Be’ programme enables over 16,000 London school pupils to experience live Shakespeare in the Globe Theatre. The branding for this years play, the Taming of the Shrew was designed to focus on the concept of reflections and themes of sibling rivalry, love and family tension. Using commissioned photography...

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What country, friends, is this?

Tuesday 08 March 2016

Premm has been commissioned to work on promotional materials for the Globe Theatre’s Playing Shakespeare production now for 5 consecutive years. Twelfth Night was the chosen play this year for the 2016 performance; and one of Shakespeare’s more tragic comedies focusing on love, loss, identity and the sea. In contrast to last years design for the production of Othello, Twelfth Night’s main concept focused on using photography of one of the cast members. This was an interesting process for us...

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Presenting Shakespeare: 1,100 Posters from Around the World

Wednesday 23 September 2015

Premm has worked with Shakespeare’s Globe for the last four years, on their Playing Shakespeare marketing campaign, including productions such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo & Juliet, The Merchant of Venice and Othello. Playing Shakespeare is Globe Education’s flagship project for London schools, with 16,000 free tickets given to students for a full-scale Shakespeare production created specifically for young people. With a variety of creative ways to engage with language, character,...

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The Green-eyed Monster

Wednesday 11 March 2015

Premm were commissioned for a fourth consecutive year to create the core marketing image for the Playing Shakespeare production, the 2015 flagship education project for the Globe Theatre. The brief was to have a World War 1 styled visual for Othello which would engage with the young audience, and help them enjoy this classic tale of jealousy and betrayal. The identity was applied to the programme, posters, flags, advertising and branding of the theatre’s external walls using a brick wrap technique,...

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