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“______ is voting for Biden” posters

Contributed by Gor Jihanian on Sep 16th, 2020. Artwork published in
September 2020
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    “______ is voting for Biden” posters 1
    Source: https://www.instagram.com Jason Cryer. License: All Rights Reserved.

    A series of posters designed by Jason Cryer encouraging progressives to vote for Joe Biden in the 2020 United States presidential election.

    Images feature key political leaders: Angela Davis, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cornel West, Bernie Sanders, Ilhan Omar, and Elizabeth Warren. Text running along the edge provide source citations, along with three statements:

    Idealism → Realism
    Vote ≠ Endorsement
    Stakes = High

    Accompanying text includes an excerpt from an interview with Angela Davis:

    I’m not going to actually support either of the major candidates. But I do think we have to participate in the election … the election will not so much be about who gets to lead the country to a better future, but rather how we can support ourselves and our own ability to continue to organize and place pressure on those in power. And I don’t think there’s a question about which candidate would allow that process to unfold.

    The fonts in use are Spindle by Gor Jihanian, LC Criolla by CTCH, and Helvetica.

    “______ is voting for Biden” posters 2
    Source: https://www.instagram.com Jason Cryer. License: All Rights Reserved.
    “______ is voting for Biden” posters 3
    Source: https://www.instagram.com Jason Cryer. License: All Rights Reserved.
    “______ is voting for Biden” posters 4
    Source: https://www.instagram.com Jason Cryer. License: All Rights Reserved.
    “______ is voting for Biden” posters 5
    Source: https://www.instagram.com Jason Cryer. License: All Rights Reserved.
    “______ is voting for Biden” posters 6
    Source: https://www.instagram.com Jason Cryer. License: All Rights Reserved.
    “______ is voting for Biden” posters 7
    Source: https://www.instagram.com Jason Cryer. License: All Rights Reserved.
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    Source: https://www.instagram.com Jason Cryer. License: All Rights Reserved.

    2 Comments on ““______ is voting for Biden” posters”

    1. Looks dashing, but I doubt this does the campaign any service. It looks retro, hinting at the age of Biden and the Cyrillic-looking font used for his name (specifically the letter ‘n’) substantiates the fake-news claims about him being tied to Russia.

      This is a very good example for the fact that good design has to be far more than just good looks in order to deliver the message right.

    2. I agree with your concluding statement, but not with the two points you make. To me, this looks more hip than retro. Or maybe a flavor of retro that is hip, not reactionary. More importantly, this is aimed at a clientele that’s not prone to claims about Biden being tied to Russia. With the featured personnel and statements like “Idealism → Realism” and “Vote ≠ Endorsement”, it specifically addresses voters who would have preferred a more progressive candidate than Biden.

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