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2008 Presidential Election Campaign Printing: A Retrospective

2008 Presidential Election Campaign Printing: A Retrospective

Don't read this – go vote! Looking back over the Hotcards blog, I see that I started to write about the election campaign printing happening in this Presidential race in May of 2007. That's a long time to be writing about this campaign, y'all! And maybe it's even felt long for the candidates. All I know is that we've seen a lot of campaign printing over the last two years. Here's a look at some of the best, and the worst. Even as far back as May 2007, it was obvious that the Obama camp was trying to do something fresh and new. Their branding was strong, and they were committed to appealing to a young, design-conscious audience. McCain, a 100% long-shot candidate at the time, also had a fresh approach to his print designs. His campaign initially employed a black, white, and gold color scheme, along with a minimal militaristic design scheme that was as unusual as it was […]

Political Tensions Surround Election Campaign Printing

Political Tensions Surround Election Campaign Printing

And it's not just happening here! Now that this incredibly long election campaign season is zipping towards a conclusion, we're seeing some pretty crazy stuff on the campaign trail. People are going nuts over this election, and a lot of the nuttiness is coming out through election campaign signs. I'm not going to post any links here, because most of the stuff is pretty awful, but I'm sure you've all been hearing stories about campaign signs on lawns, and scenes at rallies expressing hatred of the candidates, threats, and racism. Believe it or not, something similar is taking place in Canada, where a federal election is also being held, today. Over the last few weeks, voters in Toronto have been targeted for having left-wing political campaign signs on their lawns. Not only have the signs been defaced, homes have been graffitied, power and phones lines cut, and even brakes on cars have been cut. And the elections in Canada, although […]

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