Speeches of Note
Illustrations for illustrated hardback edition of ‘Speeches of Note’ written and collated by Shaun Usher. Published by Hutchinson.

The book is a collection of diverse and poweful speeches. While some speeches are heard by millions, some remain hidden and unspoken, such as President Nixon’s chilling public announcement should Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become stranded on the Moon. Speeches illustrated include Tilda Swinton’s tribute to David Bowie in ‘every alien’s favourite cousin’; African-American abolitionist, Frederick Douglass’ speech to the Rochester Anti-Slavery Society, and the maiden Parliamentary speech by Mhairi Black, Britain’s youngest MP since 1667 lambasting the Conservative government’s treatment of the country’s poorest.

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Matthew Richardson Artist + Illustrator
© Matthew Richardson 2021