On November 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivered one of the best-known speeches in history: The Gettysburg Address. To pay homage to it, designer Adam Gault and illustrator Stefanie Augustine have rendered the immortal words in beautiful black-and-white typographic animation that visually captures the essence of Lincoln’s words as they are spoken.
For more on The Gettysburg Address, the Library of Congress has a fascinating exhibition of materials related to the address, including the earliest known draft and a short video on how the speech came to be. And for another visual treat, we recommend Jack Levin’s Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address Illustrated — a poignant and powerful selection of images which, coupled with Lincoln’s equally poignant and powerful words, are bound to put a lump in your throat.
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