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Momentus: Visually Defining History

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Evan Stremke's Momentus project kicked off this week and featured three visual representations of 30 significant moments in United States history, as created by designers and illustrators nationwide.

The first three: the Revolutionary War, the Declaration of Independence, and the Ratification of the Constitution, each with a short description by the artist.

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New-York based artist Jon Contino submitted the image above for the Revolutionary War.
"Considered by many to be the spark that ignited the tinder of American independence," writes Contino, "the Revolutionary war was fought between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the thirteen British colonies in North America that opposed the Stamp Act of 1765 ..."

Stremke's a designer at Planet Propaganda in Madison, Wisconsin. He writes that one submission will be released every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from now until the last week in July.

See more submissions on the Momentus website, and follow along on Twitter with #MomentusProject

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