David Sudlow Designers
546–547 Royal Exchange
Old Bank Street
Manchester M2 7EN

Everything to Everybody: Your Shakespeare, Your Culture
For the University of Birmingham and Birmingham City Council
at the Library of Birmingham
22 July – 5 November 2022

A project with Simon Leach Design
Curated by the Royal Shakespeare Company
Text consultant Rebecca Mileham
Exhibition build by SetWorks and the RSC
Graphic production by LTD Limited
Film and AV design by Daniel McTighe & Fix 8 Films
Spoken word performance by Casey Bailey
People photography by Jas Sansi

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Everything to Everybody website

Photography Simon Leach Design, David Sudlow Designers
This exhibition at the Library of Birmingham showcases internationally significant objects from the Shakespeare Memorial Library and juxtaposes Birmingham’s historic industrial identity with ideas for positive social action today. The exhibition challenges visitors to think about what culture means to them and how they themselves can effect change in the city.
The design is deliberately colourful and large scale. We took inspiration from the architecture of the library’s previous incarnations to create a repeating vector pattern overlaid on a palette of bright neon colours. All spray and stencil elements were created in the studio by hand using paints and laser cut plywood stencils. Typography and layout reference some of the original theatre playbills found in the library’s collections. As well as the exhibition graphics we designed the identity and marketing for the exhibition.
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