Monday, February 8, 2016

United Nations Post Stamps

I just designed and illustrated six post stamps for the UN's postal administration. The Art Director for these stamps is Sergio Baradat. The subject of the post stamps is "HeForShe". Read more about what that means here:
"UN WOMEN – HeForShe Gender inequality is one of the most persistent human rights violations of our time. Despite many years of promoting gender equality, inequalities among women/girls and men/boys continue to manifest in egregious ways around the world. HeForShe is a solidarity movement for gender equality developed by UN Women (the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women). Its goal is to engage men and boys as advocates and agents of change for the achievement of gender equality and women’s rights. The campaign encourages them to speak out and take action against inequalities faced by women and girls. Gender equality is not only a women’s issue, it is a human rights issue that affects all of us - women and girls, men and boys. We all benefit socially, politically and economically from gender equality in our everyday lives. When women are empowered, the whole of humanity benefits. Gender equality liberates not only women but also men, from prescribed social roles and gender stereotypes The overall goal of the campaign is to spread awareness and spark action on the responsibility that men and boys have in eliminating all forms of discrimination against women and violence against women and girls."
Here is an excerpt from UN Postal Administration bulletin Fascination #117 about the stamps and first day covers/envelopes:

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