by Mary Kate McDevitt

Words The Built A Nation

I had the pleasure of creating lettering and illustrations for the reprint of  Words That Built A Nation. I illustrated over 40 portraits with accompanying spot illustrations. It was great re-learning so much important history and the exact words the brought it about. 

Client: Rodale Books
Art Direction: Jessica Nordskog
Designer: Jessica Nordskog

 
by Mary Kate McDevitt

About the book

When originally published in 1999, Words That Built a Nation was hailed for bringing together the United States’ most important historical essays, speeches, and documents into one accessible collection for kids. Now, this history lovers’ must-have is back, and it’s been revised, revamped, and expanded for the 21st century. From the Constitution and the Gettysburg Address to the 2015 Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, the updated collection preserves the documents of the first edition and introduces the landmark statements that are impacting our nation today.

 

 

With all new illustrations, a refreshed design, and complementary background information behind each of the documents, Words That Built a Nation is the ultimate tour of United States history, created to engage, inspire, and equip kids with the knowledge they need to change and shape their world.


by Mary Kate McDevitt
 
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by Mary Kate McDevitt