political print design

The Ultimate Political Print Design Challenge: Design a Flag

The Ultimate Political Print Design Challenge: Design a Flag

And oh yeah, make sure it represents the whole world. We've seen a lot of print designers putting their skills to the test over the past months, designing political printing for the White House hopefuls. And it's been a good reminder of graphic design's ability to do amazing things. Ready for an even bigger challenge? The uber-subversive advertising critics over at Adbusters are asking designers to really put their political print design skills to the test by developing a flag intended to represent the whole world. “The One Flag” contest is all about acknowledging our role as global citizens, and designing not to create something marketable, but to create something that people all over the world can connect with in a meaningful way. It seems like the flag can be just about whatever you want, although Adbusters emphasizes that it should be a SYMBOL (shhh, don't say anything as commercial as 'logo'). They also encourage designers to stay away from […]

Assessing the Print Designs of the Presidential Frontrunners

Assessing the Print Designs of the Presidential Frontrunners

The first in this series of reviews will assess the print strategies of the Hillary Clinton campaign monster. Waaaaaay back in the early legs of the presidential primary campaign trail, most of the print advertising being done for candidates was fairly generic. Now that this election season is all grown up, though, campaigns are beginning to define their culture. It seems like the perfect time to have a look at the print design decisions being made by the frontrunning candidates. Hillary Clinton Hill the thrill. Hill the pill. Hill the one with the highest bills from printers, no doubt. As much as the Clinton machine has brought the battle online, they're still not afraid to put a sign on every surface and in every hand, wherever the Hillraiser bandwagon goes. The Clinton campaign has got a classic style going, sticking closely to the red, white, and blue that's a solid bet when your out to capture hearts and minds. Campaigners […]

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