Women and Graphic Design
Wednesday January 12th 2011, 11:51 pm
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Inspired by this post (h/t to feministing) showing a slew of logos from women’s orgs, here is a redesign I did 2 years ago. I just went to this year’s Day of Action, and PPFA still uses the same logo. Here she is:

I redesigned it for graphics class for a few reasons: Aside from the uninspired font for a mesage SO inspired, and the overuse of pink in all of PP’s work – I hate how thin she is. I hate how she has to be wearing heels in order to make a change (even though yes, I wore heels when I lobbied both years). And I don’t really like how she looks like a Bratz doll, with a huge head and weirdly big hands. And so she has a voice and a (lipsticked) mouth, but no eyes? No nose? It’s strange. The only positive thing about her is that she’s not super-white. And I dig her hairdo.

Here’s what I came up with back then:

Click on it for a bigger look (and the color shows up better, too, for some reason).

I don’t mean to crap on anything about Planned Parenthood – an organization I wholeheartedly support and love and respect. But yeah, feminism needs better design.

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