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Agency Calls on Women to Reimagine and Redesign the Female 'Symbol' for IWD



With #NotAMirror2020, Juniper Park\TBWA and Le Parc encourage women to decide what represents women

Agency Calls on Women to Reimagine and Redesign the Female 'Symbol' for IWD

This International’s Women’s Day, Le Parc, the design studio of Juniper Park\TBWA, is calling on women to share their own take on the female 'symbol' on social using #NotAMirror2020.

The well known female symbol has been used widely since the 16th century, but it has a dubious past. It's time this changed.

It started as an abbreviation for the planet Venus – Venus, 'the Goddess of Beauty', as a man labelled her – and then in the 17th century, a man named Joseph Justus Scaliger decided that this symbol represents a hand mirror.

Joseph’s myth is still around today. The truth is, its history is a little unclear. But one thing is clear: men created it.

Juniper Park\TBWA's design studio Le Parc, led by creative director of design, Nathalie Cusson, believes women should decide what represents women.

Because it’s 2020, not 1620.

With an animated video, the agency invites all women to share their designs on social using the #NotAMirror2020 hashtag by March 15th. In the days following, women from Le Parc and Juniper Park\TBWA will vote and select their favourites to be shared on Juniper Park\TBWA’s social channels.

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Juniper Park\TBWA, Mon, 09 Mar 2020 16:07:05 GMT