Friday, 26 March 2010

The British Home, throughout the 1960's, 70's and 80s

The British family through the years, book cover designs, collage,

I have illustrated 3 book covers inspired by the bbc1 series The British family, each decade focussing on a different major movement in that era and how it affected the family in Britain...
The British Family and the Social Revolution in the 1960's

The divorce rates rising, first serious drop in marriage and in the stigma attached to 'failed marriage' in breaking up etc
The Lounge, family room representing the family unit, chairs facing away from one another, family portrait on 'the wonk! wil have extra details such as male slippers, womens cleaning appliances, old newspaper with 'rising divorce rates' etc

The British Family and the Sexual Revolution in the 1970s

The bedroom, unmade bed, minimalist, will have extra details such as underwear on floor, porno mag on side table, note in lipstick on mirror...
The British Faimly and Gender Equality in the 1980's
The kicthen, changes in the role of 'breadwinner', women going out to work, stay at home dads, single parents, consumer boom
will have takeaway boxes, high heels and briefcase, apron car keys, microwave...
all need a lot more work but getting there!
Need to sort text on them all, theyr all made to be a wrap around format for the covers, right hand side front cover left back, space left for blurb etc....babbled enough on this one i think!

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