Final major Project: Oppression & Freedom, 1766

I decided to look at Oppression and Freedom, in an age where information can travel freely and people voice can be heard through the rise of the internet. One of the topics I looked at was the declaration of independence, and interpreting how a message of freedom can have so many negative words.

Graphic DesignIndustrial DesignInteraction Design
2015
“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” 
- Thomas Jefferson
This project transforms the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America into colour, it emulates each emotion expressed through the American people. The document looks closely at one's core ideology of each trial and tribulation America travelled to gain it’s Independence.
 Colour conveys each sentiment felt within each positive and negative word used to form the Declaration. In creating colour hue one exhibits a whole document of colour with structure. Red represents hardiness, Valour and enmity and blood fought for freedom. Green signifies relation, springtide, health and hope. 
Blue denotes perseverance. Vigilance with the neutrality of water, substance found in each and every one of us. Finally, white is harmonised for purity and innocence. The impressive symbolism of height
stands over 2.5m tall, constituting its dominance in American culture for the last 250 years. Each strip portrays the thirteen British Colonies that declared Independence, but with the shortest strip representing the longest signature of the declaration, which was John Handcock and measures 20cm across.
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