How Graphic Designers Helped Elect a President

The power of visual images has been used for years to help promote political issues as well as advertise products. Few may realize that designers all over the USA helped elect Obama.

(Unfortunately, I cannot embed the marvelous video on how designers helped elect the President on this blog, so if you click on the image above a new window will open for the video.)

The Obama presidential campaign was innovative. For the first time in American politics, a candidate used art and design to bring together the American people—capturing their voices in a visual way.

The Design Director of the Obama campaign, Scott Thomas, has collaborated with artists and designers to create Designing Obama, a chronicle of the art and design from the historic campaign. Get the inside story on how design was used by the campaign, and scope out the pieces, created unofficially, by grassroots supporters.

You can follow us on twitter for developments on the project.


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