Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Ellie Hodesdon

'Three Billion Women' is a mechanical picture book about women's rights around the world. Ellie Hodesdon has managed to take horrible facts and make them viewable, through wonderful woodcut illustrations rendered in two colour prints that resemble old educational book illustrations or educational charts. In a time when everything is gratuitously and graphically over illustrated, through photography etc, it was great to see these statistics rendered in a medium that made them approachable and absorbable as information.