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This thread will be shut down if people can't help themselves and insist on turning it into another political pissing contest.

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5 hours ago, Cujo said:

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Is that something his office put out, or just something some of his supporters made?

 

(I'm guessing supporters, considering it doesn't have his middle initial - virtually everything that Trump himself puts out uses "Donald J. Trump.")

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As the New Democrats finally start getting the ball rolling...

 

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Not entirely sure Julian even has a logo, but that wordmark is also what he uses on his website. None of the three are remotely inspiring, although I like Caron's use of purple.

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1 hour ago, BigBubba said:

As the New Democrats finally start getting the ball rolling...

 

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Not entirely sure Julian even has a logo, but that wordmark is also what he uses on his website. None of the three are remotely inspiring, although I like Caron's use of purple.

Dang this is boring as hell

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Because when I think Canada, I think purple, orange, and teal?

 

Edit: naturally, orange is the party's color. I suppose that should have been obvious. 

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3 hours ago, Veras said:

Because when I think Canada, I think purple, orange, and teal?

There's a lot of variation in Canadian politics when it comes to party colour schemes.

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Just saw this on Twitter from a Montana congressional race - it's not perfect, but I thought it was refreshingly different from other candidate logos:

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The way his name is written reminds me of the kind of treatment you'd see for a band name on a 70's rock album cover.

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Having a great time combining my academic/professional interests in politics and my design/athletic aesthetic interests while studying abroad in Buenos Aires. Spending this month researching/writing about the political communication/aesthetic/marketing of the center-right political party in Argentina, known as "PRO" (for Propuesta Republicana, "Republican Proposal"). The founder/leader of the party, Mauricio Macri, was elected Argentina's president in 2015 under the slogan of Cambiemos ("Let's Change"). He previously served as mayor for the city of Buenos Aires. 

 

Macri was elected mayor of Buenos Aires in 2007, when PRO was still just a local party in Buenos Aires. "BA" is by far the most important cultural/political city in the country, it can often seem like there isn't much else beyond the capital if you were to watch the news/sports or talk to a resident of Buenos Aires about "Argentina." As a result, PRO/Macri were basically able to make the jump from a local to a national party in 2015 without much extra work in other cities.

 

PRO's branding strategy is really fascinating to study/witness while living in this city. They adopted yellow as their color, complete with a distinctly soft sans-serif font. Not long after, the city government developed a new branding identity with a very similar yellow scheme and font, both for "Ciudad Buenos Aires" (more official/public service and "Vamos Buenos Aires" (more event/cultural based). The subway system was rebranded in yellow as well. There was actually a legal challenge to this a few years ago from the opposition party. 

 

PRO has successfully marketed itself as part of a "new politics" of "management" and "efficiency" through it's public policies and effective use of social media that's often criticized as impersonal, geared toward the rich, naive, etc. by the left in Argentina, which is represented in the very traditional/Peronist parties and alliances of former presidents Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and her late husband Nestor Kirchner and their Justicialist Party/Front for Victory electoral alliance. 

 

Look at some of these images, it's almost hard to tell what's for the political party and what's coming from the local government. 

 

 

 

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While I think that's a very well-designed and cohesive branding package, I loathe the notion of a political party aligning the government's branding to its own. Opposition parties were right to mount a legal challenge to it (though I doubt much could be done in the courts under most countries' laws). It reeks of one-party government and uses government branding to institutionalize the ruling party. A terrible notion altogether.

 

This also leads to the inevitable "rebranding" of government materials when the opposition party takes back power, which of course would be rolled out at taxpayers' expense.

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3 hours ago, kroywen said:

While I think that's a very well-designed and cohesive branding package, I loathe the notion of a political party aligning the government's branding to its own. Opposition parties were right to mount a legal challenge to it (though I doubt much could be done in the courts under most countries' laws). It reeks of one-party government and uses government branding to institutionalize the ruling party. A terrible notion altogether.

 

This also leads to the inevitable "rebranding" of government materials when the opposition party takes back power, which of course would be rolled out at taxpayers' expense.

 

The more I learn the more I agree with this.

 

Somewhat interesting development that makes a lot of sense: PRO's main Facebook page has updated to show their now well-recognized "play button" logo in Argentine blue. This comes ahead of the 2017 midterms and the start of the primary campaign season. 

 

 

 

The party is now a national force, looking to continue to be considered one of the two biggest forces in Argentine politics despite its newness. It wouldn't shock me if this was part of a rebranding strategy, at least with the national party, to more squarely compete against the main opposition nationally, represented both through the PJ and the FPV

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The Colorado gubernatorial race is heating up. The first, and so far only, logo I've seen has been Jared Polis.

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Looks like a Bernie Sanders + Colorado mashup, which makes sense, given his political views.

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Kinda off-topic, but geez Charlie Angus... Better watch where your hand is when holding that sign up.

 

And can anyone tread a line between picking two pre-installed fonts and hopelessly pandering to millenials with their logo choices? Makes you either seem out of touch or out of touch.

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That's nothing.  Where would you have put your hands when holding campaign signs for Dick Swett (D-NH) or Harry Baals (R-IN).

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Daniel Biss for Illinois Governor has a logo where I don't see what he's going for.

 

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Ok, there's a math angle with the shapes and the plus for the mathematician but it just seems like a mediocre logo for a health system.

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2 hours ago, RichO said:

Daniel Biss for Illinois Governor has a logo where I don't see what he's going for.

 

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Ok, there's a math angle with the shapes and the plus for the mathematician but it just seems like a mediocre logo for a health system.

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I can get the purple, as he wouldn't want to alienate supporters from either party by favoring red or blue. That much is a smart choice.

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Biss has got a pretty comprehensive (maybe too comprehensive) brand identity that I don't think the above low-quality image captures. I've got a friend working for him so I've been seeing lots of uses of the various brand components.

 

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Actress Cynthia Nixon has launched her campaign for Governor of New York, with this logo:

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Probably a smart move to emphasize her first name, rather than her last...

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On 3/9/2018 at 12:49 PM, RichO said:

Daniel Biss for Illinois Governor has a logo where I don't see what he's going for.

 

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Ok, there's a math angle with the shapes and the plus for the mathematician but it just seems like a mediocre logo for a health system.

Campaign story behind the logo

 

Illinois's state flower is a violet, so perhaps that's an abstract representation of one? (Similar to the Ontario PC Party's atrocious abstract trillium.)

 

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Speaking of the PC's, their recently-ended leadership race produced some lacklustre graphics. Mind you, it was a short, ad-hoc race for a provincial opposition party, so I suppose there wasn't the time/money/need to invest in creative graphics.

 

Caroline Mulroney: (With her last name notably absent)

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"Let's get it done" and "New and different"...real inspiring...

 

Christine Elliott:

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Two periods was really necessary.

 

Doug Ford: He didn't really seem to have a logo or even a wordmark; he seemed content just writing "Ford" wherever he could (with obvious emphasis on the last name, just as he and his brother did during their runs for Mayor of Toronto).

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Tanya Granic Allen: Another generic (and very thin!) wordmark

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