A quick side project this week! The CSM museum collection wanted to showcase the pieces they have from the Suffragette movement in the early 20th century. We had the chance to view these pieces, newspaper clippings, booklets, etc, to get inspired by the material and create a reaction piece of our own. All this was to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women getting the right to vote this year.
I am grateful for the opportunity to make a reactionary piece (the protest poster designs in the right corner) and have it showcased for a week to celebrate the monumental achievement. The text and colors used on the posters I created come from the Suffragettes themselves. I was inspired by the actions they took to propel their message, and wanted to bring that into the current discussion on women's rights.
By bringing back the messages from the early 20th century and incorporating them in posters that resemble those in marches today, I wanted to celebrate their work by inspiring today's activists.