Design for Democracy

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With the ’08 election slowly approaching there are several ways design plays a part in who will be come our president, from campaign sign and logo design to the actual ballots that you’re voting on, graphics play a large part in the election too. Some people think Florida’s ballots, which were were poorly designed in the ’04 election were the direct cause of the chaos. Specifically many believe it was hard to tell who you were voting for, while most Floridians stated they meant to vote for Gore, we all know the outcome of that. Obey Giant founder Sheppard Fairy has even got into this with his Obama poster shown above.

There is also a whole organization whose whole mission is to make the voting experience much clearer for everyone involved. For more information check out Design for Democracy.

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