I love fashion and beautiful clothes. So, I choose it to be my topic. Being obsessed with vintage style clothes, I decided to focus on the changing trends for women fashion in the old decades of America. I picked the period from the 1920s to the 1950s. Since the size of the stamp is small, I gave up illustrating some details of my feature. For example, faces. But I put more effort into drawing the clothes. By seeing the four stamps, people can easily get the idea of the differences between each decade.
I used "Adventure" as my main typeface on each stamp. It's a hand-written style typeface which I thought may work well with my concept. I was illustrating my figure in a hand-painted style. I drew out with black lines first, then put some random color boxes below the drawing but didn't fit the lines correctly. This made my illustration stand out and added more fun to it. I was using a big continuous background for all of my stamps. To meet my need of creating a vintage feeling, I chose four low saturation colors and made gradient changing from yellow, blue, pink to green. All four colors contained a shade of grey. Since the colors of my stamps were already very colorful, I decided to only use purple as the background color for my pane. The purple generated a sense of elegant and graceful.
My four stamps can be put together into a big one. The background for each one was continuous. The layout for each stamp was basically the same with a woman figure in the main part and text surrounding it. For my audience to get the year immediately, I put the time very big in front of my drawing. I think my stamps come out pretty well and can take my audience back to the specific year. The fun fact about this project is that not only the dressing tells us the difference between each period, the standing position also does.