So you're a graphic designer and yet you can't name at least
five great women in visual communication?
That's what we told ourselves when we realized, as a group of students in graphic design, that we were barely able to name remarkable women in our own field, and that our History of Art & Design classes were almost only focused on men's work. Are there so few women in History of Visual Communication? Aren't they good enough to be known? Or is it just a matter of visibility? (Spoiler: it is)
To answer those questions, we launched a workshop to see if we could list 40 women who did remarkable things in the field of visual communication. And in a single morning, we found more than 100, from 1300 to 2018.
They are/were art director, typographers, video maker, advertisers, designers, inventors, developers, writers, entrepreneurs and all made amazing things.
As a tribute to those inspiring women, we selected 42 of them and made a Happy Family game.
Cards come up with a mini-book showcasing biographies and sneek peaks of their work, making it an educational tool to learn their name. For instance, did you know that Nike's iconic logo, Internet, and Apple's first fonts were all women's creation? Well, now you do.
This project is the result of a 5-day workshop supported by ECV Nantes, including Louise Courtel, Claire Vimont, Alice Cibard, Anaïs Ouattara, Clémence Gouy, Amélie Allegret, Aude Voineau, Cécile Nollier, Anne-Catherine Klocker and Camille Lambert, and animated by Margaux Meunier-Le Cann and Charlotte Prévot