12 portrait illustrations of disabled famous figures
Illustrated 12 portraits of famous figures who were/are highly successful despite their disabilities.
These illustrations were done for a calendar/notebook for Abjad Center, a center for people with disabilities in KSA.
1889 – 1973, Egypt
Taha Hussein became blind at the age of three, yet he grew up to be one of the most influential Egyptian writers and intellectuals of the 20th century.
Born with no limbs, Nick didn’t have an easy life, yet came to terms with his disability; he is now an international motivational speaker who’s speeches focus on life with a disability, hope and finding meaning in life.
1809 -1852 France
Blinded by an accident Braille developed a mastery over that blindness; and invented braille, a system of reading and writing for blind people.
1880 – 1968, United States
Helen Keller was an author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.
1847 – 1931, United States
Thomas Edison was an American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Edison developed hearing problems at an early age.
Calendar/notebook design by THE Loft creative hub.
Abjad center believes in a better future for disabled people in KSA and is hoping to inspire and motivate the laters by showing them examples of highly successful disabled famous figures.