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Brian Thill dissects the imagery of the candidates

Some excellent reading as Brian Thill takes apart the imagery of the presidential candidates:

In Rick Perry’s oddly dull offering, the color scheme of its central icon is particularly objectionable, the blue bleeding into red, the red into blue, creating a purplish, muddled mess. But here as elsewhere we are dealing with a situation where the images are hamstrung, they have no choice, it seems, but to dabble only in variations in reds and blues. To do otherwise might court disaster in color-blind America. So Perry’s image feels it must embrace those separate shades but has no idea what to do with them. We recognize in Perry’s iconography the pharmaceutical sheen of a throat lozenge, as if Perry held out the hope for us of serving as a blue Pfizer pill against the impotence of secular, post-industrial America.

 Brian Thill dissects the imagery of the candidates

I myself have been watching these identities pop up with great interest, as the quality of graphic design in a campaign does seem to have some power of prediction in elections. And Rick Perry’s motifs are pretty terrible.

Via The Dish.

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USA Simple

 USA Simple

By Patrick Mahoney, from Dribbble, via Ffffound.

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Twitter Paid $6 or Less Its Bird

Simon Oxley was paid little and is credited none for his iconic Twitter bird graphic. Twitter licensed it through iStockPhoto. They don’t have an exclusive license for it, so anybody else could license it for themselves.

 Twitter Paid $6 or Less Its Bird

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Logo Evolution

Something I’m always always interested in is seeing the evolution of a logo. Here is a children’s treasury of them. With commentary.
 Logo Evolution

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Pepsi’s Epic Designer Bullshit

Pepsi’s recent rebranding is lame. But at least it spawned the most hilarious collection of epic bullshit that a designer could conjure to justify a design.
 Pepsis Epic Designer Bullshit

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