This year’s March 15 is the third in the life of Hype, and, at the same time, the fourth creative piece (War of Independence Now, Our Vibrant Heroes, Revolutionary Note) created for the anniversary of this memorable day. This year, we present the portrayals of the public figures of 1848-1849 in scratchboard style once again, highlighting their personality with colors and patterns. Before I overexplain or give a distorted profile to any of our heroes, I will stick to describing the meanings of the colors used. The red color used in the case of Petőfi is the color of life, motivation and passion on the one hand, and the color of anger on the other. The motif of lightning gives hints about his impulsive nature. The blue color used in the case of Kossuth stands for intellect and truth, and the shield refers to his role of president fulfilled in the National Defense Committee as well as his leading role in the war of independence.
The purple used in the case of Batthyány is the color of self-command, wisdom and intellect, and the nine circles represent the nine ministers of the first responsible government of Hungary. In the case of Széchenyi, I implied nobility, dignity and possibilities with the gold color, and the layers placed on each other represent the complex and versatile personality of Széchenyi.