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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 […]

Signs vs. Stickers, or Mainstream vs. Grassroots Politics

Signs vs. Stickers, or Mainstream vs. Grassroots Politics

Politics. Power. Propaganda. Why can't we all just get along? (And if we did, what would happen to the print industry?) A funny little story came down the pipe this weekend from Glendora, California. To the untrained eye, it might seem like this tale is about grassroots politics, but for those of us in the industry, it's all about printing. The story goes that Glendora City Councilman, Gary Clifford, was campaigning for reelection using, as many politicians do, yard signs. Two teen activists, Keleigh Marshall and Christina Giammalva, took exception to the Councilman's signs, as Glendora law, passed by Clifford himself, doesn't allow political campaign signs on public property. In response to Clifford's sign campaign, the girls started a campaign of their own, having stickers printed reading “This sign violates Glendora city ordinance.” The girls went around and slapped their stickers on Clifford's signs, until he eventually had them arrested. Likelihood of prosecution will probably be based on whether or […]

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