I recently had the opportunity to submit a piece for the Women’s March on Washington taking place January 21st, 2017. While I will be unable to attend in person I am proud to be a voice for equality in my home state of South Dakota.
One challenge I faced during the creation of this poster was inclusiveness. The call page asks for art that embodies the mission and values of the march, and has the ability to represent “women and femme expressive people of all backgrounds.” I explored several methods of illustration and I found typography to be the most effective.
Inspiration for the composition and typefaces came from women’s suffrage print advertising. I used a wash of red and blue to show that during this time of unrest, we remain in solidarity under our nation’s flag.
I created this digital print using the Adobe Creative Suite’s Illustration and Photoshop applications. Looking forward to expand this concept and doing a screenprint run in the near future.