How much influence did art, the politicians brand and exposure thereof have in the 2008 American elections?

Is there an integral role between art and politics which can guide us in discovering truth or does art and design in politics walk dangerously close to propaganda?

How much does art and design influence the way people think and act? Or is art an embodiment of people’s perceptions implying that the art is in-fact preordained? The logo of a political brand is then a personification of a symbol or in other words the embodiment of the person it represents – similar comments in the video at the end of this post.

To what degree has art and design influenced the way Americans voted in 2008?

With these questions in mind please take a look at the collection of illustrations, caricatures, logos and video’s relating to the 2008 American Elections. You will notice there is more material on Obama which has nothing to do with my personal views. There was simply more of it. For example there were no real variations of the McCain logo like there was for Obama nor where there video’s talking about McCains brand development.

Enjoy: (Click on the images to see fully)

Obama Brand & Logo Development:
An interview with Sol Sender about the Obama logo and the brand that was built.

Sol Sender – Obama Logo Design Part 1 of 2

Sol Sender – Obama Logo Design Part 1 of 2

Other Videos:

This is a video compilation of varies political expressions

Obama And Pop Culture – CBS News

HipHop Scratching Video

That’s it! I hope you enjoyed!

60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – Awesome.

Jack is a great illustrator and character designer, I have found him inspiring for a very long time. His work is simple and clean but great, a sort of Disney meets Scotty Young. I really liked his work for Image Comic’s Lions, Tigers and Bears, great stuff so be sure to check it out.


He currently does design and concept work for Hasbro and also draws for the comic A.T.O.M.

For more info visit his site

Definitely one of my favourite artist at the moment is James Jean.. Here is a painting from his up and coming exhibition at the Jonathan Levine Gallery in New York.

James Jean

James Jean

I usually like to share some random illustrators I have found during the week and who are really inspirational in their field. Xavier Ramonède is on of these illustrators…. Enjoy..

to see more work visit his site :

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