Politics and Design

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    Apr 06, 2008 6:55 PM GMT
    I thought all you graphic designers and typographers would enjoy reading this article:

    http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/04/04/arts/design7.php
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    Apr 07, 2008 5:42 AM GMT
    That was an excellent story. Most Americans are suckers for a good ad. Senator Obama has some excellent ads.
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    Apr 07, 2008 8:45 AM GMT
    oh we already know that! icon_rolleyes.gif

    I'm building a mind control machine based on that...
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    Apr 07, 2008 2:19 PM GMT
    Sol Sender is a serious guy and Chicagoans really know how to do this (Chicago was home to Unimark afterall).

    This all makes me laugh thinking of Wag the Dog.

    "Don't change horses in mid stream, thats what my dad used to tell me".

    aaanyway, I am of the opinion that good design is a hindrance to being elected President of the United States. I don't fault Senator Obama for having used better than average (and by no means great) design. Certainly, it is a break from tradition.

    Maybe I am still smarting from my stunning loss in the race for 4th grade class President at Marble Falls Texas Elementary School.

    I ran on a platform of "Colonize Outer Space Immediately, Our Future is in the Stars". My mother and I worked HOURS making posters that where celestial maps of the Solar System on white construction paper with the planets and their orbits depicted in glitter. They were fabulous.

    I remember the debate, where there was a question and answer session. As always I came to school with my orange Samsonite attache case. I was asked a question (not a bad one either, like where will we get oxygen?) and I replied, why thats a good question, I will get our team of scientists looking into that right away. The room went up in peals of laughter.

    On election day I got one vote, my own. Can you imagine? This other clown had no glitter, had no team of scientists, he had bubkis.

    I think mine is a cautionary tale.

    Ciao
    Terry
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    Apr 07, 2008 3:14 PM GMT
    "Wag the Dog", that was such a relevant movie. Every voter should see that and "Primary Colors". Once in awhile, Hollywood gets something right.