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drawings of women

February 25, 2008 at 4:47 am

two women walk down the street with feminist protest signs

I made these images for a poster for a Labor Studies Department lecture at UMass Dartmouth. The design of the overall poster (which will be computer printed, not silkscreened) was more or less set by the designer who made the posters for the first two lectures in the series, so my main contribution to this one was these drawings. I learned a bunch of new things in Photoshop & Illustrator to enable me to turn them from pencil sketches into these nice colored guys. (Thanks B, Arthi, Adam, & Andrew for advice… and patience!)

I’m making the different colors using a bunch of transparent layers in photoshop… thus getting some kind of color unity within the drawings… it’s been interesting to do something similar to what I usually do with rubylith, but in a different medium.

women sit in a row and sew on sewing machines

The lecture (obviously?) is going to be about how 1960s & ’70s feminist ideas about women’s equality & creative lives apply to wage-earning women. Wednesday, March 5th, 1:45 pm, at the UMass Dartmouth Library browsing area.

Edit The final poster modified, approved, and sent to the printer! I started Thursday night, and finished Monday morning, so this was a four-day project. Fast (for me).

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