04.14.08

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I have decided to produce more posters for the Obama campaign. It is the least I can do to help provide more resources for fellow supporters. This time I would like to produce posters as per some of your requests. Please tell me if there is anything missing that would be helpful. Leave me comments or email me via the contact section and let me know what you would like the posters to say, in English or any other language. Obama needs support more now than ever and I want to do all I can to help provide materials for his campaign. Please let me know what you want them to say and what sizes you want me to produce them in. I will do a few more image-based posters and several more type and message based posters. I will start later this week and try to have some new posters later next week or the following.

Please do leave a comment and tell me what you think is needed or what you are your campaign organizer need specifically. There has been a lack of comments on my blog so far and it kind of bugs me. I really need your input and feedback on this one.

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9 Responses to “More Obama Posters”

  1. Jacob Says:

    I would say, “Change We Can Believe In.” Probably, “Progress” like Shepard Fairey’s poster. Another “Hope” poster with just type would be nice. Also probably some stuff in Spanish and some more landscape layout type posters.

  2. Ben Says:

    Yeah, definitely some in Spanish. He needs support from the latin community in a bad bad way. I don’t speak it though, so I don’t know exactly what they would say.

  3. Michelle Says:

    I work for a small printer in Denver and have received nothing but positive feedback from customers that have come into the shop and have seen your posters hanging up. As a designer, I think you’ve done an outstanding job, and I appreciate your work on this project as well as your website. I visit daily just to see what’s new. Thanks for all you’ve done. The bar has been set in Denver, and one day I hope to be where you are at!

  4. Colin Says:

    I’m sorry but I find these to be just hideous. The Avant-Garde/Gotham knockoff/mashup that you’re using seems to be a really poor choice of type and some of your choices for layout (with the H and E extending to lines, or the O in hope crossing with Obama) seem sophomoric. As a voting-designer, seeing these really turns me off. All I’m saying is that I’m glad that the actual campaign has really good design and they are not using these. Attempting to mimic what Shepard Fairey has done for the Obama campaign I think belittles your message. It comes off as “Knock off design”, and I would encourage you to find your own direction.

    I do appreciate what you are attempting to get across–I feel it too. I want more than anything for this man to be our president, and I feel that design has vitalized his campaign like no other campaign in current memory. So I would stop short of discouraging you from continuing with this, but please I encourage you to charge forward with a different style and a completely different font (It’s hideous!).

  5. Christopher Says:

    Why don’t you take a crack at making some Colin and I will upload them and annotate that you made them and include a bio about you.

    As a young voter. Do something. Make your own posters. Post them on your website. If you want him to be President then get out there and work for it.

    It also drives me crazy that to use simple vector art these days always draws comparison to anything and everything Fairey has done. I’ve been making vectors for over a decade. He kind of came along and ruined that style for everyone which is a bit of a drag. I just created simple vectors because I wanted the posters to look ‘political’ and kind of use the constructivist style in a positive way as opposed to how the soviets used it.

    Anyway, thanks for your opinion. I guess you can’t please everyone.

  6. Christopher Says:

    By the way, please share your opinions with me, if you are going to be critical that’s fine but give me some usable suggestions such as sizing what they should say etc. Even style, I don’t care, I just want to create something that is:

    A: Easy to print from a home printer or at Kinkos
    B: Cheap to print because it is a standard size, IE: tabloid or letter
    C: Communicates quickly with very simple graphics that translate easily to black and white. The graphics must be very simple as well (simple vector art) so they can be quickly and easily downloaded and disseminated.

  7. nick Says:

    $20 spot says colin doesn’t submit work…

  8. Christopher Says:

    Ah well. Like I said you can’t please everyone. It does suck though that you can’t use clean simple vectors anymore though without drawing comparison to Fairey. I am going to maybe try to do something a little different on the next round when I get to it. It’s just hard as hell sometimes holding down my job and trying to do all of this stuff. I open myself up for criticism though by putting myself out there and creating a forum for people to discuss things. So I gotta be able to take some heat sometimes.

    Anyway, please, more comments about anything anyone wants the new posters to say, or even look like would be great.

  9. Anonymous Says:

    This is what Jonathan Hoefler thinks:
    http://www.typography.com/ask/showBlog.php?blogID=154

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