October 30, 2008

Protect Equality


Elections are drawing closer and everyone is starting to get all hot and bothered.  I'm not even living on US soil right now and I can feel the tension.  There are so many important things on the ballots.  In California, the battle over proposition 8 is raging.  Both sides are pulling out all the stops to try and grab as many voters as they can before polls close.  It should already be obvious which side I am on, I haven't exactly been quiet about it.  You know this is the first time in my life that I have ever really gotten involved in politics.  I made my first ever political donation to the No on 8 campaign.  In fact I made two.  I have also been actively contacting my peers to inform them of the issues and I hope that they too will join me in voting NO on prop 8.  And I have also been utilizing my personal talents in graphic design to help spread the word.  You may have seen my first attempt at political advertising with my rework of the opposition's logo.  It has been getting lots of attention on my flickr, which is really exciting.  I have been loving the comments from both sides.  Yet it pains me when some people decide to get hostile or mean.  Today I had to delete one of the comments for saying hateful things.  That wasn't fun, but at the same time I'm glad I haven't had to do it more often.

Today I made two new original designs for No on 8.  They aren't official or anything, but I still wanted to make them 1) because it's fun, & 2) because I think the message they communicate is important.  I'm currently taking an advertising class and my professor encouraged me to explore the idea of "Protect Equality".  These are my first attempts (of what could or could not be more) to express this idea in a typographical manner. (I love typography.)  I would love to hear any and all feedback :)

protect equality

equality is for everyone

Take care everyone, and please go out and vote.
NO on 8. or yes on 8.

P.S. If you happen to live in CA and are so inclined, please vote NO on prop 8, like Apple.  I would really appreciate it :)

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