Saturday, October 13, 2012
In 2008, Rafael López created a powerful poster for the
Barack Obama for President campaign. His
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Poster for Tuxedo Stan, a cat running as a write-in candidate for
Mayor of Halifax, Canada, under the banner of the Tuxedo Party.
According to its Facebook page, "The Tuxedo...
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Next year's election campaign in the United States promises to
be a wild one, with an incumbent president fighting increasingly
longer odds on his reelection, given the terrible state of
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
In its May auction, Heritage
Auction Galleries sold a copy of what it called "Perhaps the
Most Sought After of...
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Carl Paladino, the Buffalo real estate and development
millionaire, who won the New York State Republican gubernatorial
primary in September by a landslide and lost by twenty-seven
Thursday, May 20, 2010
In 1964, Henry Littlefield (a high school teacher in Mount
Vernon, New York) published an article in the
Friday, April 30, 2010
Jonathan Gabay of brand forensics talks to the
BBC about the British Conservative Party's poster campaign for this
Monday, March 15, 2010
Jean-Marie Le Pen's Front National (FN) Party of France
has once again issued an anti-immigration poster, titled “No
to Islamism,” which borrows greatly from a
Friday, February 12, 2010
Poland will elect its next president in October by direct vote
to serve a five-year term, and the campaign has already begun.
Although the president does not have much power, he or she can
Monday, January 18, 2010
Sebastián Piñera, a conservative billionaire, won
Chile's presidential election in a runoff yesterday. It was the
first victory for a conservative in more than 50 years.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
The next general election in the United Kingdom must take place
by June 3, 2010. All seats in the House of Commons will be filled.
In the latest
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
The Swiss People's Party (SVP) is at it again—this time
with a poster urging a ban on the building of any minarets in the
country. The poster shows a woman in a burka and the minarets on
Monday, June 15, 2009
Several Irish commentators are opining that an election poster
in support of one Mannix Flynn is an interesting one—at least
in Dublin. Ann Marie Hourihane, writing in the
Monday, June 8, 2009
There are anti-immigrant parties in many European countries,
including Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France,
Germany, Hungary, Italy, The Netherlands, and Switzerland
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Last month, the Swiss electorate voted for a referendum allowing
the free movement of workers in 27 European Union (EU) countries.
Almost 60% favored the referendum.
The opposition to the...
Friday, February 20, 2009
Elections are scheduled this year in five countries in Latin
America, namely Chile, Panama, Uruguay, El Salvador, and Honduras.
World Audit rates the first three countries as "fully...
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Israel's parliamentary election is this Tuesday, with former
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party slightly favored to
regain power. Since the Israeli incursion into Gaza last
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Iraqi politicians have embraced American political methods, as
evidenced by their behavior in the campaign leading up to the
provincial elections on January 31, according to the
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...
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Iraq's provincial election will take place at the end of
January. Campaign posters are ubiquitous, especially in Baghdad,
but they are often defaced or ripped down soon after they go up (as
Sunday, December 14, 2008
The 2008 U.S. Republican Party Platform supported border
security and English as the official national language, and opposed
any amnesty for illegal immigrants. These stands—emphasized
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
The presidential campaign in Ghana just ended, with the voting
on Sunday resulting in a virtual tie between the two candidates.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Finland—according to World Audit—is ranked #1 of the world's
countries for "democracy" (after a review of...
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Eric Portis is an artist who created an interesting poster to
promote Barack Obama, with copies intended to be sold on the
streets of Denver, the site of the Democratic National Convention
Thursday, November 13, 2008
In 1853, New Zealand held its first parliamentary elections. The
country conducted its most recent elections on Saturday, November
8. Voting always occurs on a Saturday, so that most people
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...
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Before "Country First" (one of John McCain's slogans in this
year's campaign), there was "America First."
Interestingly, this slogan was used in two different years,
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...
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...
Friday, August 22, 2008
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...