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Posters and Election Propaganda

A blog dedicated to the examination of communications in election campaigns, with a focus on posters

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Greg Auerbach, "We All Deserve a Future," 2015.

Many artists produced posters with artwork for the Bernie Sanders campaign for the 2016 Democratic Party's presidential nomination. 

Greg Auerbach—based in Los Angeles—created two that were available on his Web site to download, with prints of one mixed-media design, "We All Deserve a Future," sold on the Sanders campaign's Web store for $50.00. The work featured newspaper clippings and headlines such as "Rich-poor gap election focus—maybe not" and "Sanders prompts change," as well as images of The White House, flag, and the candidate, shown making a dramatic gesture.

To view some of Auerbach's political designs, click here.


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Sanders Portrait with Politico Title

As the California Democratic presidential primary looms this Tuesday, the campaign for Bernie Sanders continues with many of his supporters attacking Wall Street and big-bank influence on politicians, as well as Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and even President Barack Obama. Some of this is reflected in the artwork created by progressive artists, as can be seen in this gallery

Several of the designs are for sale on the candidate's Web site in his store.

One was done by two teenage twins from Los Angeles, California, and shows Sanders as "Captain America" smashing Trump. Other artists seen in the gallery have imitated the styles of Milton Glaser, Roy Lichtenstein, and Jim Henson.





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Bernie Sanders Tweet with Poster by Aled Lewis (2016)

When Barack Obama ran for U.S. president in both 2008 and 2012—beginning in his primary campaigns for that first nomination by the Democratic Party—artists (both professional and amateur) produced poster designs in support of his candidacy. Some were printed, and then sold on the Obama Web site; others were displayed on the Internet. (One Web site—Design for Obama—was started in 2008, was resurrected in 2012, and is still up and running, with some posters for sale at present.)

Now, on the Bernie 2016 Web site, a number of "volunteer' poster designs are being displayed in support of Bernie Sanders, who is seeking the Democratic Party's nomination in the primaries. Click here to see them. There is also a link on the site to "Women for Bernie created art."

The poster by Aled Lewis (seen to the right) was included in a post by the candidate, which supporters were urged to retweet.

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Chris Christie for President, Inc., Bumper Sticker, 2015

About a week ago, the Chris Christie campaign issued a negative bumper sticker—directed at Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, who is running for her party's presidential nomination. Christie is running for the Republican Party's presidential nomination.

It proclaims "No Way in Hill" in red, white, and blue, and incorporates both the Clinton 2016 and Obama 2008 logos.

It is quite uncommon for national campaigns to issue such negative bumper stickers and posters these days. 

Can anyone recall the last time this happened?

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Rand Paul Poster, 2015

Here's an interesting and different poster, available for purchase on the Rand Paul for President Website for the clever price of $20.16.

Paul is running for the 2016 Republican Party nomination in the United States.

From his Website: "We need a president who can see clearly, so why not start with one that knows vision and sight better than any other candidate. Dr. Rand Paul is an ophthalmologist (eye doctor), serving in the US Senate. Professionally, he has corrected the vision of thousands and now will do the same thing in the White House.. and we're not talking about a new prescription for President Obama."


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