Get Out The Vote!
The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) invited designers to participate in a get-out-the-vote campaign for the US national elections in fall 2008. The objective was to create a poster series showcasing the power of design for the public good with a nonpartisan message to encourage voter turnout.We created five posters targeting different audiences with unique messages: from a call to either vote or veto a candidate, to humorous statistics encouraging the 18-25 demographic to vote, or a fictitious personal ad showcasing that voters are in demand. Click below – the posters are available as online PDFs for anyone to download, print and post independently.The messages playfully point out the reasons why all should vote, supporting the basic democratic premise of citizen participation.VOTE AND BE HEARD
Emil points out that you can talk all you want, but if you don’t vote, your opinion will not be heard. Download this poster as a PDF here. 4 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE Katie used humorous statistics encouraging the 18-25 demographic to vote. Download this poster as a PDF here.VOTE. THEN GLOAT. Marc’s poster suggests that voters can only have a smug sense of satisfaction if they do in fact vote. Download this poster as a PDF here.DESPERATELY SEEKING VOTERS! Emil created a fictitious personal ad showcasing that voters are in demand. Download this poster as a PDF here.FISTS OF LIBERTY Marc points out that by voting you’re not only supporting your candidate, you’re able to veto another: Vote the one you love. Veto the one you hate. Download this poster as a PDF here.All of the posters submitted to the AIGA are currently being reviewed by a jury, who will select 16-32 posters to be professionally printed for national distribution. Check back here in June to see which posters were selected – I really hope we’ll see some “MSLK Vote Posters” printed soon.Don’t wait for others to decide. Get out the vote!