Verse & Prose

Verse & Prose creates original designs and apparel inspired by William Shakespeare. Although his words are more than 400 years old, they stand the test of time and may be more relevant today than at any other time in our recent history.


Our Story

We created the Verse & Prose brand to celebrate writers and artists. Inspired by the works of William Shakespeare, we hand-letter and illustrate popular quotes from his plays. Our hope is that we can give Shakespeare fans a new way to show their love for one of the greatest writers in the English language.

The Designs

Each Verse & Prose design is hand-lettered or illustrated by an artist at our studio in San Luis Obispo, California. The goal of each design is to breathe a little bit of new life into Shakespeare’s words and create something that is fun to wear, interesting to look at and will hopefully help start a conversation.

The Apparel

Verse & Prose apparel features original designs created by artists in San Luis Obispo, California. All t-shirts are made by Bella + Canvas in Los Angeles and screen printed by hand in Eugene, Oregon using water-based ink.


When you make a purchase from Verse & Prose, you are supporting the arts. We donate 10% of every sale to a non-profit working to advance the arts.


If you are interested in learning more about our wholesale program, please contact us.

Benefiting Americans for the Arts

Founded in 1960, Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education.

At Verse & Prose, we believe in the importance and power of the arts. That’s why we’re donating 10% of every sale to Americans for the Arts.