By Stephanie Carpenter | WHS COVID-19 Poster Project | Phase 2
Stephanie Carpenter is a letterpress printer, educator, and graphic designer. This poster is about finding reliable information to learn about staying safe and healthy during the pandemic.
Release date: Semptember, 2021
Size: 11 x 17 inches
Prints: Heavy weight paper with matte surface
Stephanie Carpenter is a letterpress printer, educator, and graphic designer living in Wisconsin. Since 2011 she has worked at the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, where she helps maintain the world’s largest collection of wood type. She enjoys the tactile nature of letterpress printing and its direct connection to history. She creates posters, installations, and artists' books using vintage wood and metal type and hand-carved blocks on 100-year-old-presses. About her piece, “For this poster design I wanted to focus on the importance of finding reliable sources as you learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones during times like a pandemic.”
About the project
The Wisconsin Historical Society's COVID-19 Poster Project is a series of posters designed and created by Wisconsin artists. Public information posters have long been a part of history. This project features Wisconsin artists and their representations of the COVID-19 pandemic through a new, relevant public information poster. These posters, created by Wisconsin artists during the COVID-19 pandemic, will become part of the collections at the Society where they can be viewed and appreciated by future generations.
Hope is what has helped us get through the toughest days of this pandemic. The story of the COVID-19 Pandemic did not end in July 2020 with the release of our last poster. New waves and variants continue to prolong its impact. Despite these hardships, we have found moments of hope that bring us together, even when we are apart. These messages, and new stories over the past year, are the focus of this next phase of posters.
Wisconsin Historical Society | Covid 19 Poster Project
Stephanie Carpenter's website