I was invited by the women of the C.L. Sonnichsen Special Collections Department of The University of Texas at El Paso Library to design this cover for El Paso Women's History Coloring Book Cover, Volume 2, A Women's Suffrage Centennial Project. The coloring book has been distributed to schools and libraries around the city of El Paso. I wanted my typography to reflect and represent the entire history of women's struggle for the right to vote, from 1890 to 1919. That is, from the Victorian Era's overly ornate letters to the dawn of the streamlined, geometric, and futuristic Art Deco era. During this process, I learned that the colors of the U.S. women’s suffrage movement were white, purple, and gold!
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