Our take on the 230-year-old document puts a twist on the classic red and blue color palette, using pink paper and "Federal Blue" ink. Initial copies of the book were printed using soy-based ink on a Risograph printer. Risography was a common method used for duplicating documents in schools and the government. The 7" x 10" book contains three sections with the Bill of Rights and Amendments 11-27 placed in the middle.
While the For the People Project began as a Constitution re-design project, the book design was really just the beginning. It is about much more than that.
From the start, we aspired to take the project to higher levels—to engage as many people in America as possible about the Constitution and its importance in our everyday lives.
Now we’re finding ways to help the document pervade the nation, and ensure it stays on the minds of as many citizens as possible.
We’re working with several partners to get a copy of our redesigned Constitution into the hands of every single American student. And we’re working on events and other creative ways to keep people talking about and interpreting the Constitution.
During the week of National Constitution Day (September 18, 2017), we will hold a We The People poster exhibition in New York City that will feature posters for each of the first 10 Constitutional Amendments that make up the Bill of Rights, designed by some of the world’s greatest designers, including Milton Glaser, Seymour Chwast, and DJ Stout.
They say democracy dies in darkness. We’re living through bitterly divisive times, but despite increasingly fractious and polarized partisan faultlines, we can all agree on the fact that the Constitution is vitally important. But despite the way politicians toss around the Constitution and selectively cite amendments for partisan purposes, the ideas contained in the seminal document remain widely unknown—and we set out to change that.