Posts Tagged ‘politics’
“Dr. Martin Luther King’s was a life lived in loving service to others. As we honor that legacy, it’s not a day just to pause and reflect — it’s a day to act.” Some wise words from President Barack Obama with more to come tomorrow.(!!!) So if you have the day off today, take part in some public service, a great way to show your true admiration for the great MLK. While I don’t have the day off today, I am going to argue that graphic design by nature is a service to the public. But from what I’m working on, I’d have to say that there are probably more enriching services I could be participating in.
This just in. An intriguing experiment by Tim Belonax where he takes the daily San Francisco Chronicle and everyday for a month, creates a collage using elements of the newspaper. Not only do I love the fact he’s repurposing newspapers, I also thoroughly enjoy the little details added to each description about what section of the newspaper he used and how long it took. And is anyone else in shock that we actually paid over $4.00 a gallon for gas!!! (repeating exclamination points extremely necessary) Holy mole. See his other entries here.
I can’t sleep. So I’ve tried reading which usually always makes me tired, but now I’m up-to-date with The New Yorker and IDN Magazine. I’d try drinking warm milk, but unless it soy, I’ll still be up if you know what I mean. So now I’m on to YouTube-ing ridiculous videos. Try this one out too.
The day we’ve been anticipating has finally arrived. I don’t know about you, but I’m one Anxious Annie. Anyhow, a clever local artist by the name of Alex Zecca renamed Bush Street to Obama Street. Apparently he got from Presidio to Grant (for those who don’t know, that’s pretty far) before the police made him go back and take them all down.
This election day, while fulfilling your civic duty, stop by Starbucks and say you voted and you’ll get a free cup of coffee. I believe that Ben and Jerry’s have a similiar promotion too. Ahhh yes, all I need to suppress the anxiety of election day is some comfort food and caffeine. While I’m more of the support-your-local-coffee-shop type gal, I will say its a clever promotion of Starbucks and their advertisement piece was impactful. Notice the strategic use of the typeface Gotham. Those sneaky ad people. (Side note: doesn’t the music sound really similar to the tv show, Iconoclasts opening?)
The New York Times has published an interesting infographic that compares The Electoral Map from August 31st to that of October 31st. Analyzing data…in graph form? For a really important issue? Recognizing patterns and then translating them into easily digestible information? Just dandy.
I came across this while lurking in Berkeley for a halloween costume. While I was unsuccessful on finding a suitable outfit, I consider this poster a score. More about this guerilla campaign here.
“The problem for Palin isn’t ambition, it’s hubris. A more grounded politician would have put in the work to match their aspirations. That Palin hasn’t done that bespeaks a tremendous, even scary, overconfidence.”
— Ezra Klein
Knit cozies, coffee and Obama. Together they make a pretty rad promo item and a great conversation starter. And the kind blogger who posted this link originally, even put the knit pattern so you can make it yourself. This is for my Crafty Critters in the LB that I believe will be gathering this evening. Make one!