2009 - 2010 Poster information


Tell everyone ”I was there from the start!” 

This inaugural collectible poster is our first in a series of Festival posters- and we’ve merely 150 posters in the run. 


When they’re gone, they’re gone!      


Simultaneously celebrating the Festival, the River, the East Village and Iowa’s Capital, our simply gorgeous oversized 4 color prints on artisan paper are of a quality rarely seen today.  To see them is truly to want one.





Thanks to a generous donation from Sayles Graphics, these beauties sell normally sell for $20 unsigned – but can be purchased while at the Festival for merely $15! And our $40 signed posters are on sale at the Festival for only $25!  


So don’t miss this chance to take home a juicy slice of “the Best Night of Summer!”  




By nationally collectible artist John Sayles.  The artist’s work is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and the United States Library of Congress.  John has been the recipient of over 1000 Awards for Design Excellence, including a stunning 4 national-level ADDY awards.  


John’s business, Sayles Graphics, is a proud local firm steeped in the ethics of community support.  Thanks to John and the efforts of company co-owner Sheree Clark, the firm has grown so nationally successful that the team actually now does the majority of its business out of state.

Show Posters 2010

A Midsummer Night's Dream Extravaganza

Show poster artist is Alissa Rindels.


Announcing 2010 Poster Artist!

Alissa Rindels is a 27year old artist whofor 20 years, has displayed her art in various ways, including on Ebay, a personal website, and with various online art galleries. She specializes in images fantastical, bizarre, macabre, and beautiful. Her artistic interests lie in the ability to play with contrasts ---dark vs light, violence and romance, ugliness and beauty, the allure of the villain. She considers herself a storyteller at heart, and she believes that “every time someone stops to notice, it means that I am accomplishing what I set out to do every day”

Some of Alissa’s impressive awards and publications include: 

      New Comer Award--- Shakopee, MN Renaissance Festival

      Master Craftsman Award---Des Moines, IA Renaissance Festival

      Moderators Choice Award at Elfwood.com 

      CD Cover Art for Tzun Tzu

      Cover Art for Books and Publications such as:

  •  Lucifera’s Pet by Mike Murphy
  • The Devil’s Angel by Samantha Anderson
  • Sanitarium by Angela Alsaleem 

Alissa has a gallery of over 70 pieces at Epilogue.net. An online juried art gallery for THE BEST in sci-fi and fantasy art. 

Her web address: www.direatrium.com

She says: “I was so excited to be given the opportunity to work with The Shakespeare Experience. I hope everyone enjoys the poster art as much as I enjoyed creating it.

Hope to see everyone at the festival! Cheers!”