Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Barack Obama, Design Muse

It's official: Obama has run the most design savvy presidential campaign in the United States' history. And it's not just his logo or the now famous Shepard Fairey poster. Designers (and non-designers) everywhere have been inspired to create visuals supporting his campaign. No matter what your political persuasion, you have to admit: never before has a candidate been such a creative muse. Everyday it seems a website pops up on the blogosphere with a new way to show support. What follows is a round-up of a few I've come across— and please share your own finds in the comment section of this post!
SpellingChange: Artists and designers were asked to create a letter of the alphabet inspired by the Obama campaign. You can use these letters to print bumper stickers, t-shirts, posters, or postcards with your own message of support.

Yes, We Carve: Just in time for Halloween!

The Obama Art Report: a whole blog devoted to the subject. Daily reporting on the world of Barack Obama artwork, prints, and auctions.

designforobama: tons and tons of poster designs by supporters (some of them quite clever)

30 Reasons
: 30 Graphic designers present 30 reasons to vote for Barack Obama. One a day, until election day– the countdown has begun.

Not Another C Student: Download paraphanelia immortalizing Bush, McCain, and Palin with their own words. The site's slogan: "let mediocrity speak for itself."

Obama Button Project and Lapel Pins

Hockey Moms For Obama T-shirt

Obama Button Project and Lapel Pins

most remarkably, the Obama campaign has put out its own call for entries. On the official website, visitors are asked to "make a video, write a song, take a photo, or paint a mural about VoteForChange.com" and upload it. They promise to use some of the best ideas right away.


Sarah Martin said...

Nice compellation Tess.
I recently found this site too, which depicts more than eighty parody posters of the Obama "hope" poster. http://www.posterpage.ch/exhib/ex216oba/ex216oba.htm

sarahheartsdesign said...

I heart my new Obama button. Thank you Tess! *Wink*