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Campaign Art

  1. 1. Election 2008 Campaign Posters as Art
  2. 2. Decoding The “Design Rut”- Election 2004 • Font- what kind of feel does it have? Assertive or Friendly? • Are the letters thin or thick? What does that convey? • Switch from regular to all upper case what could that suggest? We Begin with your Typical Campaign Poster…
  3. 3. The Opponent • How Does this Poster make us feel? • Is it Pretty? Does it have a masculine or feminine quality? • How is the space divided between the two names- which take up more? • Is the flag naturalistic or geometric? In comparison…Using JUST text and the traditional image…..
  4. 4. 2008: Has Design Improved? Social Realist inspired poster of Barack Obama by Los Angeles graphic designer and street artist Shepard Fairey. -What does this poster tell you? -What is traditional and what is new? -Who is the target audience? What is missing and is it needed?
  5. 5. 1968 poster for Eugene McCarthy by Ben Shahn -Using Ben Shahn’s signature loose linear style- It exudes an image of…?
  6. 6. In 1984, vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro was depicted as Lady Liberty in a convincing send-up of Eugène Delacroix’s 1830 painting “Liberty Leading the People.” -Parody of an existing artwork/ Graphic humor. -Forces you to do a Double take. -Impresses the image In the mind.
  7. 7. Addressing the Issues • 1973 Berekely • Illustration used in poster does what? • Is it important to see an image to get a point across? • How does text work with theme?
  8. 8. W.W.II Posters • Look at shapes and symbols in this poster- what do you see? • Do the image and text fight/conflict with each other in the space? • What kind of text is used?
  9. 9. Using Fame to Promote Patriotism • Who is depicted here? • What message is this photo trying to get across? • Does it appeal to you?
  10. 10. Political Cartoons • Who are the characters in this image? • What is the cartoon trying to tell us?
  11. 11. Project: • In this historic election- Your vote is a chance to make a statement. • Create your own campaign poster, using elements that you feel would draw in the viewer, addressing a specific issue of your choice. • It may be for a specific candidate or issue in his platform. • Make YOUR statement.
  12. 12. Examples: Artists For the Candidates By: Robert Indiana
  13. 13. Posters that Address Issues…
  14. 14. More Issues..
  15. 15. And More…

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