On my way to work this morning, at around 8, I came across Nathan Bowen who had been illustrating for at least 1 hour. Now that’s dedication for you! As per Eddy’s comment Nathan has got work dotted around london incl Brick Lane.

In this instance had painted the strips white and then created the set of super urban characters you see below. He said his motivation was simply to make the temporary building wall more attractive. I thought it was great.  (He would pop by here later this week).

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!

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Gajin FujitaGajin Fujita’s was born in 1972 to Japanese parents but grew up in Los Angeles. Fujita blends Eastern techniques such as anime and old school elements like geishas, warriors and demons with Western, urban imagery to create his unique style – (hip-hop, urban graffiti meets traditional Japanese painting.)

His works embody the cultural and class contradictions that are an integral part of our global village.

Gajin Fujita - Loca
By Gajin Fujita
Name: Loca

Gajin Fujita - Drawing From Fatal Match
By Gajin Fujita
Name: Drawing From Fatal Match

Gajin Fujita - Fatal Match
By Gajin Fujita
Name: Fatal Match

Gajin Fujita - The Mack
By Gajin Fujita
Name: The Mack

Gajin Fujita - True Blue Dragon
By Gajin Fujita
Name: True Blue Dragon

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