First Folio 400 Tea Towel - Print to Order
"He was not of an age but for all time!"
2023 will see the 400th anniversary of the publication of the First Folio, the collected works of William Shakespeare, first published in 1623.
Shakespeare’s reputation as the world’s foremost literary genius is due entirely to the survival of the First Folio. 18 of the 36 plays published in the First Folio had not yet been printed at all - without it, we may not have plays such as Twelfth Night, Julius Caesar and The Tempest. It is generally accepted that approximately 750 copies of the First Folio were printed. Of these, 235 copies are still known to exist, and only 40 of these are known to be complete.
Celebrate with this 100% cotton tea towel, printed with images inspired by the First Folio.
These coloured scraper-board images were made by Den Stubbs of Stubbs Graphic Design for the website www.folio400.com. They were inspired by wood carving designs made by the late Norman Gaches.
Every purchase supports the work of Shakespeare's Globe. Thank you!
Materials: 100% cotton.
Size: 480 mm x 680 mm (approx.)
Care instructions: Machine washable.
Printed and sewn in the UK.
We aim to deliver shop products within:
UK – 1-2 weeks
Europe – 2-4 weeks
Rest of world – 2-4 weeks
Please note that print to order clothing, bags, homeware, and posters are dispatched separately to the rest of your order. This means that if you order these items alongside other shop products, they won’t all arrive together, and you’ll get several deliveries.
Our printer has Soil Association accreditation, so we can be sure that all dye waste is disposed off in a way that does not harm the environment. Printing to Order is a sustainable process.
Written by Ben Jonson in his poem 'To the Memory of My Beloved the Author, Mr. William Shakespeare' which was printed in the preface to the First Folio.