We’re honored to have been selected by the American Bar Association to build the “Icon of Liberty” website, commissioned to commemorate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta.
The ABA’s Division for Public Education is providing the site as a comprehensive collection of images of original documents, public art, architecture, and other depictions of Magna Carta throughout the world and throughout history.
Sealed in 1215 by King John of England to quell a rebellion by a group of barons, Magna Carta (the Great Charter of Liberty) has come to symbolize the ideals of freedom and the rule of law. Magna Carta was an inspiration to our nation’s Founding Fathers, who incorporated the principles of liberty it represents into our cherished founding documents, including the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. Today, Magna Carta is one of the world’s most recognized and respected symbols of freedom under law.
The site features nearly a hundred images in a gallery that can be filtered by different characteristics and an interactive timeline tracing the history and impact of Magna Carta through the centuries. The goal of the site is to engage a wide public audience, and provide a rich, rewarding interactive multimedia experience that conveys the significance of Magna Carta as a symbol and promotes understanding of the role of the rule of law in establishing and maintaining free societies.
And while the content of the site was 800 years in the making, the Icon of Liberty website was designed and developed on a tight deadline to take full advantage of the anniversary year celebration.