The brief

Stephen Fry is one of the UK’s national treasures, and a trailblazer of innovation and creativity. This September, Penguin Books are thrilled to be publishing Stephen’s third autobiography "More Fool Me" along with Stephen doing a run of five exclusive "Stephen Fry: Live!" shows, the last of which will take place at the iconic Royal Festival Hall in London to be streamed live to cinemas around the UK and internationally.

We’d like to invite artists, designers and illustrators to submit a poster design capturing the essence of Stephen Fry, his book and the live show. This design will then be used on the official posters, displayed at the venues and on Stephen’s own channels, reaching an audience of over 10 million people.

We’re looking to showcase the Stephen that the public know and love, as well as hinting at the Stephen they are yet to uncover in the book. His writing is articulate, inimitable and spellbinding – as we know his live shows will be.

We are looking to appeal to an audience of 24 – 65 year olds, who are culturally aware and actively interested in the arts and literature (as well as Stephen Fry’s own dedicated and varied fan base!). Your artwork should speak to this audience and invite them to be not only voyeurs, but active participants in what will be the most talked about publishing event of the year.