Graphic Designers Get Political


Pin design from Sagmeister & Walsh’s latest project

As Americans await the second debate this weekend with less than a month to go to election day, there are some graphic designers who are taking a stand.

Iconic graphic designer Milton Glaser, known for the iconic and ubiquitous I Love NY Logo, wants to get the message out about voting. In this interview with Tina Roth Eisenberg of Swissmiss, he asserts, “not voting is selfish and stupid.”

Glaser has been passionate about this election. Last spring he created an election poster that is an echo of Descartes’ “I think, therefore I am,”—”To vote is to exist”—challenging people to vote. Glaser makes it clear he’s not trying to advocate for one side or the other, but emphasizing how critical it is for people to cast their vote for whom they believe in.

Other designers, like Jessica Walsh and Stefan Saigmeister, are taking a more aggressive stand, and asking them to reject Trump and vote for Hillary with their latest project, “Pins Won’t Save the World.

We can only hope they do.


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