Shakespearean Insults Chart

This infographic features creative insults drawn from the works of Shakespeare.

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Insults With Intelligence

We all know someone who deserves to be dubbed a "penurious and indubitate beggar." And from time to time, you may be tempted to say that "he has not so much brain as ear-wax." This rollicking infographic is chock-full of such colorful insults from Shakespeare, the playwright who practically invented the art of the poetic put-down. Designer Tim Sanders culled the Oxford Complete Shakespeare to compile an endlessly entertaining word map of the Bard's boisterous, bawdy jabs, each one a mini-masterpiece of raunchy, rancorous Renaissance wit. The four-color, offset-printed poster on 100 lb., acid-free, FSC-certified paper makes the perfect reference and decor for an astute office, library, or thespian lounge. Made in Seattle.

Tim & Aurelia Sanders

created by

Tim & Aurelia Sanders

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Washington

In 2013 a mom and pop team began a poster project. They mixed together data visualization, writing, and humor to create artwork that was smart as well as funny. People began to take notice of their work, so the couple founded a studio and dubbed it Charley Chartwell. Today Timothy and Aurélia are working hard to help people enjoy more mirth. The process of each poster begins with a mix of ideas and sketches, which are gradually refined through research, experimentation, and occasional hair pulling. Timothy employs his background as an art director and playwright, and Aurélia keeps their projects well edited and on track. At the end of the week, it’s a great pleasure for both of them when they see a passerby stop at one of their posters, lean in close, and start to laugh.

Have a peek at Tim's sketchbooks to see how his thought process works as he creates new posters!

Recycled Made in the USA
Made from
vegetable based ink, archival ink, 100 lb FSC certified archival paper
Measurements
24" H x 18" W
Item ID
27303

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4.8

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5.0

Wonderful for a Drama Club

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The Drama Club id framing it and hanging in prominent place

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5.0

Bought it as a gift. My sister LOVED it

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I bought this as a silly wedding gift for my sister and her husband. She is a wordsmith of sorts. She LOVED it so much.

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5.0

Literary charm and humor.

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  • Funny, vivid colors.

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  • Wish it were offered as framed item.

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  • Bedroom, bathroom, family room decor.

Comments about UncommonGoods Shakespearean Insults Chart:

Wonderful for all lovers of Shakespeare and anyone who would like a more colorful and precise vocabulary.

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5.0

Educators of Shakespeare go to

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I saw this and thought what a perfect poster for my classroom. Great ways to insult people!

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5.0

Perfect for the Shakespearean lover in your life!

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from Syracuse, NY

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Working for a library director/stage actor lover with a great sense of humor, this immediately caught my eye!
Now I'm waiting for an opportunity to give it to him - maybe retirement?!

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5.0

Great Gift for Shakespear Lovers

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My neice is using this in her classroom. She is a high school English Teacher!

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5.0

Clever addition to guest bath!

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from Louisville, Ky

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Arrived carefully packaged. Colors are exactly as they appeared on the website. Love it!

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5.0

I would buy this product again

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Bought this as a birthday gift for my son, but haven't given it yet. I am positive he will love it. Something different, unique and a conversation piece.

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  • Yes
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  • Child
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5.0

Unique - wonderful idea!

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This poster is great - how fun to be able to "put down" someone with a great saying! It is also bright and appropriate to hang. Glad I bought it and my friend loves it!

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4.0

My colleague at the school is a huge fan.

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Very well wrapped poster. I liked how there was a thin wrapping paper to prevent rips and tears.

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