The poster design I submitted for AIGA’s Get Out the Vote campaign for this fall was one of 23 others selected from a group of over 200 submissions to be professionally printed and distributed around the country to encourage non-partisan voter awareness. The posters are pasted up in storefronts, laundromats, restaurants, dorms and basically any other public place around the country that might have a window. They were also projected at both the Denver Art Museum and Walker Art Center in Minneapolis during the Democratic and Republican National Conventions a short while back. My poster above displays the word ‘Vote’ composed with a microscopic litany of excuses people might use to get out of voting on Election Day.
Given the mile-high snowdrift of gorgeous and inspiring design work that was submitted in the name of voting during this competition, the words ‘honored’ and ‘Really?! Are you sure you mean mine?’ can’t really lend my sentiments an accurate measure. I’m legitimately stunned that mine was selected among so much other, what I consider superior, patriotic ass-kickery. Given that the majority of the others that were chosen were designed by more than a few heroes of mine (SpotCo, Rick Valicenti and Ellen freakin’ Lupton among them), I’m a little bit excited.
Brain = EXPLODED.
A detail of my poster that you might actually be able to read is just below and here’s a gallery slideshow of the other 23 posters that were selected for distribution. Genuinely great work all around.