The US presidential election is motivating all kinds of creativity, from posters to pumpkins. (And before anyone flips out, let me say that A) I’m trying to be evenhanded in the distribution of links below, and B) I picked things to share based not on political affiliation, but based on creative/graphical interestingness.)
- IDW Publishing has created comic book biographies of the two presidential candidates. [Via]
- Meanwhile, in the Marvel universe, Stephen Colbert is a presidential candidate, so naturally (?) he’s teaming up with Spiderman. [Via]
- Start your day right with Cap’n McCain’s and Obamaos (and annoying jingles!).
- MC Yogi’s pro-Obama video shows skillful type chops. [Via]
- Ceremonial fruit orbs:
- Better Homes and Gardens offers downloadable pumpkin-carving stencils for creating the likenesses of the candidates, not to mention media figures from Colbert to Oprah.
- Orange State’s Yes We Carve project is all Obama, all the time.
- You may just want to tune out the politics, rocking out with Yoda, Space Invaders, and other geekery. [Via]
- Designers for Obama brings together graphic artists in support of the candidate. Examples feature some cool typography and color palettes. In a similar vein the Obama Art Report shows off more solid illustration & type.
- Meanwhile community-made McCain posters are on Zazzle and CafePress.
- The NY Times features an interactive presentation that tracks their editorial endorsements for president through history, including blurbs from the endorsements, links to full articles, and an indication of which candidate prevailed.
- Well, you can’t say you don’t know what to expect with this one: The Brokers With Their Hands On Faces Blog.
4 thoughts on “Recent political illustrations, animations, & fruit”
Interesting on the NYTimes endorsements – They were wrong only 8 times in the first 104 years, and wrong 7 times in the last 36 years. Hmmmm… wonder what changed?
[I’m not sure that backing the losing candidate makes one “wrong.” The organization is opining, not prognosticating. –J.]
[“I’m not sure that backing the losing candidate makes one “wrong.” The organization is opining, not prognosticating. –J.]
Fair enough. Perhaps ‘not in touch with the public sentiments’ would have been more precise, which is evidently reflected in their current financial situation, where their stock fell to a level when the last time they were righ…er… backed the guy that won:
In contrast to the ‘brokers’ hands on the face’ we have the image from the NYTimes of whom some may say were the cause:
After it became obvious that it might not be the ‘right’ image for the time, the Times pulled that picture (easier than photoshop 😉 and opted for the more somber (except for a few):
I am glad that photoshopCS4 proclaims neutrality in the world of ongoing change; that recent political illustrations serve the creators of such work, work that allows for diverse eye views of the political spectrum.
My last blog deals with Chief Pastors in American Presidents. I know it will drive the agnostic/atheists wild, but thank God (no pun intended) for freedom of speech and thought.
Ken in KY
Great list of work above. Just throwing my hat in the ring. I posted a review on the new Photoshop filter from Mister Retro called Permanent Press. I decided for my review to create a series of retro looking 2008 campaign poster for this years top contenders. http://www.campphotoshop.com/Vote-Permanent+Press-in-2008-A-Review