THE WALKING DEAD – ZOMBIE FOR PRESIDENT CAMPAIGN TOUR BUS
Despite winning more Emmy nominations than any other basic cable channel in 2012, Dish Network decided to black out AMC, which meant fans of their most popular show (The Walking Dead) were left to roam this world deprived of their weekly flesh-eating fix. Since the hit series was no longer welcome at Dish, AMC sent its ghastly stars out all over New York City with the message that zombies belong on TV – not on the streets of Manhattan.
As an extension of the same campaign to get Dish to reverse their decision, AMC wanted to capitalize on the 2012 Presidential election by entering a candidate of their own – a candidate that Walking Dead fans on both sides of the aisle could support. That candidate was Mr. A. Zombie. I was tasked with designing Mr. Zombie's campaign tour bus that embarked on a cross-country tour involving public events and press conferences in six major U.S. cities including the Republican and Democratic National Conventions.
I preferred a more zombie-like color scheme, but alas, AMC chose to go with the good ol' red, white and blue because they thought it looked more "Presidential". So if you're hoping to catch a glimpse of the Zombie-for-President bus as it rolls through your town, be on the lookout for the more patriotic version.