Archive for April, 2011

The Hoover Institution Political Poster Database is a rich resource of international political posters dating back to the early 20th century. When reviewing the collection of American Posters (over 10,000 of them!) my curiosity got the best of me and I headed into a much smaller but equally compelling collection of Political Posters from India. […]

Far more advanced than the interactive Actionscripty/Tweeny design we’ve barely loved thanks to Flash, the Guardian newspaper released a beautiful infographic depicting the Middle East Protests. Shout out to Erin Routson for this find! Check out her other great finds. Arab Spring: An interactive timeline of Middle East protests

The Hair Part Theory, developed by John and Catherine Walters, offers a unique perspective on how the hair part can influence behavior and additionally receptivity from others. They claim that the Hair Part Theory when applied to politicians can determine the outcome of an election. I’m willing to be open-minded, however in all honesty I’m […]

In honor of my recent trip to Istanbul, I found it appropriate to do a little currency brief on the Türk lirası currently in circulation by the Turkish government. My first question upon leaving the exchange office- Why is Atatürk the only political figure on the currency? What’s going on here? These beautiful notes were intriguing […]

So, among other things that Republicans and Democrats come down on separate sides about, we now can add disposable utensils. This article appeared in the New York Times March 16th, much to the amusement/dismay/horror of many readers, as we continue to watch a Green vs. Green battle wage in Washington. Wait. THIS IS ABSURD. In […]

In noting President Obama’s campaign launch, I immediately headed to to see what the Republican Party’s response would be. Out of anything I would have guessed I would find.. it would not have been this: Content aside, this is offensively and poorly designed. What a letdown. The design uses many tactics that cause readability […]

Exactly 20 months before Election Day, Barack Obama officially announced the launch of his 2012 Presidential Election Campaign: So even though I’m focused on the job you elected me to do, and the race may not reach full speed for a year or more, the work of laying the foundation for our campaign must start […]