The Infinite Monkey Theorem

Submission to the Northern Illustration Prize 2019, whose theme was ‘Monkey’. Inspired by the Infinite Monkey Theorem, which suggests that if a monkey were sat at a typewriter for an infinite amount of time, hitting the keys at random, there is a probability that it will type out every possible combination of letters. It will therefore eventually produce any given text, such as the complete works of Shakespeare. 

I have playfully combined the three elements by forming the recognisable silhouette of Shakespeare's head out of the spool of paper and the monkey's tail. On the paper are various Shakespeare quotes in traditional handwriting, which juxtaposes the more modern typewriter.