Monday, April 13, 2015
Hillary Clinton's campaign just unveiled its new logo. Like
George W. Bush in 2004 (at least in one poster), the...
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
There are almost 100 Green political parties around the world.
They have similar platforms, which frequently call for
environmentalism, social justice, and non-nuclear...
Monday, May 27, 2013
The logos of today's political parties in many countries have
become bland corporate identity pieces, similar to those of Sony,
Panasonic, and RCA.
The German ones are particularly...
Friday, March 29, 2013
Which are the two best posters from U.S. presidential election
campaigns (excluding ones for the primaries)?
My criteria: artfulness, effective messaging, and overall...
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Design for Obama—a Web site started in 2008 to
promote Barack Obama's campaign for the U.S.
Friday, August 31, 2012
So far, it seems that neither major party candidate for the U.S.
presidency has inspired many artists to include their images in
posters promoting President Barack Obama or former Governor...
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Nowadays, Illustrator, Photoshop, and other
software programs make producing a poster relatively simple. Good
design, of course, is still important. And some fairly good...
Sunday, January 1, 2012
In the coming 2012 U.S. presidential election, it is likely that
several minor political parties will run candidates. The Libertarian Party
Sunday, November 29, 2009
In the video posted below, Bill Whittle, on Pajamas
TV, makes some good points (made by many, including
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Between 10 and 5 is a blog that showcases South African
graphic design work from agencies, freelancers, illustrators,
Monday, January 19, 2009
Shepard Fairey's "Hope" poster, which became the most famous
icon of Barack Obama's presidential campaign, was unveiled at the
National Portrait Gallery, in Washington, DC, on January...
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
The design team that developed the Obama ’08 campaign logo
team started its work at the end of 2006. Led by Sol Sender, the
team of designers generated many different logos in two...
Friday, November 14, 2008
As far as I can tell, the Obama campaign was the first
ever to sell t-shirts with the candidate's portrait on it. And
there were a lot of different designs that featured his...
Monday, November 10, 2008
MoveOn.org just announced that it is selling a "Yes We Did" poster.
It features the now-famous Shepard Fairey image of Barack Obama and
the Obama-for President-logo, with flowing...
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Graphic designer Seymour Chwast has just displayed a pro-Obama
poster design on the interesting Website known as 30...
Friday, October 10, 2008
I've already discussed the guerrilla artists for Obama (Ron English
and Shepard Fairey), but what about other artists' work? We've seen
Ray Noland's "The Dream," but he has...
Monday, September 29, 2008
Some of the posters promoting Democratic candidate Barack Obama are
vaguely familiar in their "revolutionary" design. Most are
unauthorized by his campaign, in that they have...
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Posters are widely used in election campaigns in India, even
though the country is rapidly modernizing, and other media are
becoming more common.
Recently, a city court ordered the...
Sunday, September 7, 2008
British election posters (unlike those in the U.S.—at
least the authorized ones) are often striking in design and/or
visually outrageous. Not only are they generally more negative, but
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Shepard Fairey, the artist who created the "Andre the Giant Has a
Posse" street-art posters and stickers, which promoted the huge
wrestler in the late 1980s, designed a poster...
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
The Clinton campaign used a fairly conventional logo design. It was
patriotic, using a simplified, stylized flag. The type is serifed
and classy, but not very modern in feeling, and there...
Monday, September 1, 2008
Now that John McCain has selected Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to
be on his ticket, let's look at a poster that was produced in
support of the only other woman to run for vice president. In
Thursday, August 28, 2008
The first Republican National Convention that nominated candidates
was held in 1856 in Philadelphia, and John Frémont was
chosen to run for the U.S. presidency....
In July, Barack Obama’s visit to Germany was promoted with a
poster that highlighted his speech in Berlin.
The design is obviously similar to those produced in...
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
The basic McCain design has good contrast and it is dominated by
the candidate’s name. Notice the star and the gold line that
symbolizes John McCain’s military...
Friday, August 22, 2008
In recent American elections, all parties have usually employed
stylized designs that are often little more than giant
corporate-type logos, devoid of photographic portraits and
The winner of the McCain Poster Contest was announced this week.
The design by Byron of Mesa, Arizona won the most votes in the
competition on the...
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
In 1972, some of the posters for Democratic presidential
candidate George McGovern's campaign were intended to be
inspirational and appeal particularly to younger voters. N....