Women's Rights Movement Timeline

  • Women's Rights Movement Timeline
    Over the past century
  • This timeline is one half of my senior capstone project. The assignment for the semester-long project was to design a 2D, 3D and 4D piece around a topic of my choice, as long as it somehow related back to Milwaukee. Women's rights have always been an important issue to me, and so I chose to make a timeline of women's rights over the past hundred years as my 2D piece.

    Using found photography and timeline information, I assembled this complex piece. I chose to make it an accordion-fold book because that way it could be seen both as a poster and a book. This was crucial because the viewer needs to get the impact of the full timeline at once, but they also need to be able to hold and intimately read the small type.

    I used a bold red and blue to reference the colors of the american flag as well as ribbons to evoke the graphic styles of the past, as well as today's vintage trends. I layered the imagery and pulled out highlights in the timeline without overcomplicating the dense information. At the final capstone show, I displayed the book as a poster, up with the rest of my work, and also set a second copy out for viewers to pick up and interact with.