ROTHAIOCHT NA MBAN (WOMEN ON BICYCLES) 1916

1916-Rising-Women-On-Bicycles---Jennifer-Farley

To commemorate the role of women in the 1916 Rising, Fingal County Council commissioned me to create a set of illustrations and designs to promote their event called RothaÍocht na mBan (Women on Bicycles). A variety of women from different social classes played a huge role in the Rising but have often been forgotten. As well as the illustrated characters, I designed a 3 metre banner which was carried by women in period costume in a parade. I designed a tri-fold brochure, a set of posters and flyers and a set of newspaper advertisements.

I absolutely love working on historical character illustrations and this one was great fun. Here you can see some of the promotional materials and the illustrations.

1916-Rising-Banner-Women-On-Bicycles-Jen-Farley

 

1916-Rising-Poster-Women-On-Bicycles-Jen-Farley

1916-Rising-A3-Poster-Women-On-Bicycles-Jen-Farley

1916-Rising-Trifold-Women-On-Bicycles-Jen-Farley

1916-Rising-Sketch2-Women-On-Bicycles-Jen-Farley

1916-Rising-Sketch-Women-On-Bicycles-Jen-Farley