Today’s Solutions: March 23, 2023

We recently wrote about the Irish grocery chain offering free menstrual products to all, as well as other initiatives in Scotland, Wales, Victoria, and New Zealand that address the issue of period poverty by making menstrual products available free of charge.

Now, Canadian creative agency Rethink Communications is using creative design to advance the fight against period poverty. They’ve asked designers, illustrators, and typographers to collaborate in the creation of a typeface called Periods for Periods, a group of whimsical circular designs that are meant to be a play on the “periods” of punctuation.

Rethink Communications told Dezeen, “We created this font as a protest against the current requirement for young people to pay for period products in school… one in seven teens have missed school due to a lack of period supplies.”

140 designers from across the world contributed their blood-red compositions to the typeface, which is available for download free of charge through the Periods for Periods website. Users are invited to create their own “period” using an online tool via the website, which also features a section where users in the US can tweet their local education officials to insist that they offer free sanitary products within schools.

The agency hopes that their periods will be incorporated into more designs as an act of advocacy for menstrual health. Their innovative initiative uses the ubiquity of punctuation, as well as catchy designs and outreach to catalyze change through art.

Source Image: Periods for Periods

Solutions News Source Print this article
More of Today's Solutions

How to create low-waste habits that work for you

We're all works-in-progress when it comes to developing and maintaining low-waste behaviors. And being able to reevaluate your choices on a regular basis is ...

Read More

Study shows cutting screen time lowers risk of death

We already know that too much screen time can affect everything from sleep quality to creativity, but a study from the University of Glasgow ...

Read More

Oakland-based startup is 3D-printing homes in 24 hours

We have previously written about a nonprofit called New Story that was building the world’s first 3D-printed neighborhood for impoverished people in Mexico. Now, ...

Read More

How to perk up your plants with used coffee grounds

Coffee grounds are great for making DIY body scrubs, but did you know they can also help perk up your plants? Just like people, ...

Read More