My work is a graphic designer’s response to years of collecting social history. Using a myriad of story-telling and visual communication techniques, I’m excited to share my discoveries. My aim is to show how women’s history is relevant. We owe our lifestyles to the women who came before us and, in turn, we pave the way for those who follow us.
By examining details from daily lives, material culture and ephemera, Author Jenny Dempsey hopes to discover the mindsets and emotions of women from our past. By creating stories and illustrations around these women to bring them back to life.
A series of visual anthologies tracing Irish female social history form the eighteenth century to the 1920s. Using stories from diaries, letters, old newspapers and historical references the Guides covers fashion & beauty, gossip & scandal, tasty recipes and the latest in medicines and technology.
Each Guide uses quirky facts, visual charm and gentle humour to entertain.. The Guides also contain a selection of handmaid, hand-inserted newspaper snippets, fabric cuttings and dried flowers to evoke each period.