Herstory of Feminism Poster

 

Marie de Beaucourt created this Herstory of Feminism Poster that was inspired by Victorian book design. It features a rose tree timeline of the year women gained suffrage in different countries, important legislative victories in Europe and in the U.S., as well as milestones of key feminist figures around the world.

As a fervent feminist, I wanted to create a beautiful piece of art that would synthesise key dates and facts and introduce some of the women that have shaped the movement or that embody feminist values. It took a while to determine the information I wanted to include and how to present it (a Jezebel journalist and women’s rights activist kindly proofread it for me) and countless hours of drawing and painting. I obviously didn’t aim for exhaustivity, but tried to include information about all waves and as many nationalities and ethnicities as possible. I hope it will make people want to learn more about feminism and its historic activists and thinkers.

 

 

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Print Edition: February 2018

Peace by Ampersand Design Studio

 

Pink Floral Bouquet I by Lisa Rupp

 

Pirkei Avos Quote by Grace D. Chin

 

Rejected La Croix – Male Tears by Kate Bingaman-Burt

 

RUDE by scoobtoobins

 

Checkered Poster by Garance Doré

 

Dans le vent by Stephanie Rivet

 

Desert Poster by Linda Benziger

 

Measurements Poster by Chickpea Magazine

 

OK by Anna Dorfman

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Malika Favre

 

French-born, London-based illustrator Malika Favre‘s work is often described as being part pop art and part optical art – I can definitely see why. Her use of positive and negative space, along with the large fields of bright primary color present in nearly every piece feel super graphic and full of energy.

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George Greaves

 

Surrealist artist George Greaves relies on bold, graphic shapes and plenty of shadows and patterns used in conjunction with fields of monochromatic color to create perspective and depth. His unusual cropping and angles bring to mind the work of David Hockney and Matisse, two of Greaves’ biggest inspirations.

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Marija Verde

 

Flora, fauna, and striking a pose – somehow artist Marija Verde makes it all seem perfectly natural. I’m really drawn to her loose, flowing style and the way she embraces the white space in each piece.

 

 

 

 

 

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Klas Ernflo

 

Swedish artist Klas Ernflo takes a very graphic approach to his art, showing off an incredible understanding of color and pattern. Ernflo’s clean and simple approach to his work harkens back to a mid-century vibe with lots of curved corners and vibrant palettes that demand a second look.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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JenMarie Zeleznak

 

JenMarie Zeleznak creates work that’s introspective, emotional, and spiritual. The animals in each piece represent the self while retaining their own gestures and forms, all of this occurring in an in-between space that Zeleznak builds with watercolor pencils.

I need to establish physical and emotional intimacy with my process and subjects. Anxious mark making fills in my animal forms, as layers of gradients and nuances of color blend together. I meditate in these moments. I work with watercolor pencils in a manner both sensitive and crude, using my saliva and sweat, hands and fingers to manipulate the material onto paper. This personal and direct connection, much like caressing or grooming an animal, gives me the intimacy I need in the work as I bring the animal into being, inducing an empathetic response.

 

 

 

 

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Zara Picken

 

Zara Picken is a UK-based illustrator with a very graphic style that’s reminiscent of mid-century art. Each piece, commissioned or personal, has a strong concept and lots of visual punch featuring her trademark 2D flat perspective.

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