Biographical Poster

Biographical poster

For this biographic poster, I chose to focus on Mary Wollstonecraft. Mary, considered the founder of modern day feminism, wrote A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) which laid the building blocks for modern-day feminist ideologies. Similarly, the bold, stacked word FEMINISM is used to lay the foundation for the rest of the text in this piece. Not only were her ideas revolutionary at the time, but she led an unconventional life which directly translates into the layout of the piece. Baskerville typeface was chosen for the word FEMINISM because of its origins in the 1750’s when Wollstonecraft was born, and also because of the drama created with the thins and thicknesses of each letter. Additionally, Times New Roman was used for the text type to enhance readability. The powerful magenta background simultaneously reflects both the power of the color red and the femininity and vibrancy of the color pink. This color was intentionally chosen to represent the duality of femininity and what it means to be a woman both back then and now.