On 21, Nov 2008 | In Print | By Matt
AIGA Design for Democracy “Get Out The Vote” Poster
For the 2008 election, AIGA continued its Design for Democracy initiative with twenty-four (24) new “Get Out The Vote” posters. DDP was honored to have its “VOTE / VETO” submission selected from more than 240 submissions as one of the final twenty-four. Our message was powerful, yet clear: a “Yes” vote can also be a “No” vote.
Each poster was printed (50,000 copies each) and distributed nationally, via 62 local AIGA chapters and 225 AIGA student groups. In the run-up to the poster series launch in late August of this year, the twenty-four selected posters, plus an additional twenty-six from the online submission gallery, appeared in two concurrent digital exhibitions: the first, at the Denver Art Museum during the Democratic National Convention and, the second, at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis during the Republican National Convention. Both museums projected the set of posters for thousands of visitors, politicos and media personnel attending these venues during each convention. The posters for this year’s exhibition was curated by Darrin Alfred, AIGA assistant curator of Graphic Design at the Denver Museum of Art. The poster series was also simultaneously exhibited at the AIGA National Design Center Gallery in New York City through election day. Visit AIGA’s online gallery to view this and the other twenty-three posters online, plus the full suite of over 225+ additional submissions.