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'Democracy' Stamp design project

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  • Women get the vote- 1928
     
    The first stamp in my series looks at how  in 1928, the '
    Representation of the People Act' allowed women to vote in the UK. To tie in with this event, this stamp shows a womans hand dropping a vote into a ballot box, inspired by the Art Deco movement which appeared during the 1920's.
  • The UN- 1945
     
    In 1945, 51 countries formed the international organisation, the United Nations. Thier combined aims were to aims are gain cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, and achievement ofworld peace.
    To celebrate this democratic event, I looked at the beautiful work of Abram Games and his unique graphic style which influenced me to produce this.
  • Civil Rights Act- 1964
     
    The Civil Rights Act in 1964 gave equal rights to ethnic, national and religious minorities, and women. It was a landmark piece of legistation in the USA in what was a time of huge social change.
    This stamp was influenced by the simple screen printed posters used at various demonstrations during the 1960's, in particular the May 1968 student protests in Paris, France.
  • Fall of the Wall- 1989
     
    In 1989, the Berlin wall was opened and large sections demolished, marking the end of a 40 year division between East and West Germany, as well as the begining of the end of Communism.
    To mark this event, this stamp parodies the satirical style of David Gentleman's work, Immitating his simple yet effective typographic work.