Periods For Periods is a typographic protest masterminded by 140 of the best designers working today. From Debbie Millman, the Editorial Director here at Print Mag and host of Design Matters podcast, and Ellen Lupton, the renowned curator, writer, designer, educator to, Diana Ovezea, the amazing type designer to Joy Li the colorful Australian illustrator and designer.
Together, this large group of designers has each graphically designed a period symbol to make up an entire set of period glyphs. While some creators took the task literally, with works representing uteruses or splotches, others took it more abstractly through designs such as a yin-yang-inspired design and a quirky smiley face.
This project was created to shed light on period poverty and create an initiative to campaign for free menstrual products in schools. The Periods for Periods group educates people that one in five teens, according to State of the Period, can’t afford period products and disproportionately affects women of color,
The tag line for the project is, “End a sentence, start a revolution.” Creating a set of glyphs available to anyone proves that communicating the issue of period poverty will help spread the message and ultimately enact change. Periods for Periods is a mission we can fully support. Period.