Archives for 2008

I found this example by my office when getting lunch. I showed the picture to Michelle who said she liked the use of papyrus in this instance. Michelle particularly liked the swirl for the “o” & wasn’t about to join me in ranting. Papyrus, you win that round. However, it’s my blog & I’m here […]

This example can be found at Viva fine foods & bakery. I stop in occasionally when en route to the Vancouver Museum. Tasty breakfast pastries & coffee, nice staff, but unfortunately a perpetrator of font crime. I’m trying to figure out the usage of papyrus here as Viva’s logo is a serif font. My inclination […]

I love how this image keeps the superhero thing going into the DC world and also harkens back to the 60’s disco Batman rather than the current serious incarnation. McCain’s Penguin isn’t the main attraction for me as Palin’s Catwoman is eerily accurate because it acknowledges how she was deliberately chosen to represent sexuality with […]

I’d actually been saving this for a while now because I couldn’t believe how Papyrus was being used to signify that somthing is handmade or hewn from stone. The full context of this is that someone sells little fake rocks so you can build your own little teeny Inuksuk in your own home.

Someone has already started collecting all the different Obama buttons from the past election and is up to 10 pages so far. I love how the “I Like Ike” button is referenced here because it shows the flexibility of that original button and how Obama has already got an iconography that is starting to develop […]

I hate this font

I was amazed to see the Obama camp produce such a notable design blunder when the Eagle’s crest logo came out. However, I was struck by the way the modifications to the Presidential seal were done. My favourite change was the replacement of the shield with the Obama logo, which was one of the more […]

I like how Fairey’s poster design has become emblematic of the whole campaign. This reworking keeps the meme going and I like how the relationship of the Rebel Alliance is fitting to both the election and the aesthetics of Fairey’s original.

Part of my interst in Fairey’s poster is the way that it has started to be come iconic of the overall election.

I was amazed to see this poster by Shepard Fairey back at the beginning of the year. My surprise and amazement came from both the style and message of the poster. Part of my shock came from the way this poster is both typical Fairey (direct, colourful and politically charged) but also how he’s drawing […]