February 6, 2017 Jennifer Farley

1916 Rising Women On Bicycles (RothaÍocht na mBan)


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



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Jennifer Farley

Jennifer Farley is an Irish illustrator, designer, and author. She creates colourful, retro-inspired characters for books, maps, print, web, advertising and promotional events. Jennifer is also a design instructor and has been teaching Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom and InDesign for nearly 15 years.