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A poster series created for Behance's What Matters Most 2008 Competition. These works act as guides in helping one filter out all the dark sides … Read More
A poster series created for Behance's What Matters Most 2008 Competition. These works act as guides in helping one filter out all the dark sides of an election Read Less
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What seems to matter most in this election is the media hype and social slander that is heard by all
the voters. These three pieces something beyond the average political propaganda. They are statements representing practical things that voters should be concentrating on.

They take no political agenda, as opposed to most designers and artists who tend to side with
a certain candidate. The art is representative of everyday influences in voting such as the internal conflict of mind and heart, the shouts and rants of friends and family, and the propaganda displayed
on every bumper sticker billboard, button, and picket sign.

Hopefully these posters inspire, and allow one to sit back and weigh out their decisions.

These sketches are the three chosen executions. The design showcases bold type reminiscent of old campaign posters. Thecolors represent patriotism through the red white and blue. Theconflict of the dark side (black) and the pure side (gold) of politics. The abstract shapes represent the influences in voting; inner thought (head), the media (picket sign), and word of mouth (speak bubble).

The conflict of mind and heart in having to way out issues that seem less ethical just to have
a president that agrees with 55% of what you do.

Propaganda is everywhere in the media. Call out words such as "Change", "Progress", and "Maverick" misguide many through both their repetition and word association. Weighing out the candidates issues is the only true way to decide on a vote.

The shouts and rants of friends, family and the media should again not sway you. This poster
is a reminder that it is our opinion and our voice that will be heard.

A detail of a final printed piece.

The end result is three posters with a clear message worthy of being wheat pasted to any building wall.