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Okay, I like those. They should just drop the colored versions and use these.

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Well, provided they pay Justin Striebel for his great work, Marco Rubio's campaign can use this little baby he designed for my nascent 2014 N.C. House run...

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I made that, Mac. Justin Striebel would have done much better work. :P

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i think the overblown reaction to Hillary's logo shows how much people expect (and want) to see the expected. it's an average logo at best, but it's better than most politician's logos. it just doesn't look like any other politician's logo. throw a star or some red and white stripes in there and i don't think we see the crazy online reactions to it. of course, she's the highest profile candidate too, so people will want any reason to knock her down.

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Kamala?

Strangely enough, Kamala's real last name is Harris.

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i think the overblown reaction to Hillary's logo shows how much people expect (and want) to see the expected. it's an average logo at best, but it's better than most politician's logos. it just doesn't look like any other politician's logo. throw a star or some red and white stripes in there and i don't think we see the crazy online reactions to it. of course, she's the highest profile candidate too, so people will want any reason to knock her down.

Disagree. Obama's logo/identity got universal praise because it deviated from the norm and looked good. Hillary's identity is getting criticism because it's just not that good and looks amateurish.

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i think the overblown reaction to Hillary's logo shows how much people expect (and want) to see the expected. it's an average logo at best, but it's better than most politician's logos. it just doesn't look like any other politician's logo. throw a star or some red and white stripes in there and i don't think we see the crazy online reactions to it. of course, she's the highest profile candidate too, so people will want any reason to knock her down.

I think there's something to this. The Hillary logo, for its faults, was at least bold in its simplicity. There's hasn't been a logo quite like this that I can remember, at least not one without the use of gradients and web 2.0 effects.

Her team took a chance with something different, and of the 2016 logos released so far (not many, tbh), it's the one that continues to attract the most attention. Hillary was never going to get through the primary unscathed, so launching such a polarizing logo -- her team isn't stupid; they expected some friction -- at least show she's willing to taker her critics head on. Or over somewhere to the right.

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i think the overblown reaction to Hillary's logo shows how much people expect (and want) to see the expected. it's an average logo at best, but it's better than most politician's logos. it just doesn't look like any other politician's logo. throw a star or some red and white stripes in there and i don't think we see the crazy online reactions to it. of course, she's the highest profile candidate too, so people will want any reason to knock her down.

Disagree. Obama's logo/identity got universal praise because it deviated from the norm and looked good. Hillary's identity is getting criticism because it's just not that good and looks amateurish.

it also featured red and white stripes.

it's never just about "looking good". that's the least important characteristic of any design

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See, now I'm intrigued.

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Waka Flocka Flame has announced his candidacy for presidency. His platform, of all things, is the legalization of marijuana. No logo yet, but his running mate is DJ Whoo Kid. Supposedly, he actually filed the paperwork to run.

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i think the overblown reaction to Hillary's logo shows how much people expect (and want) to see the expected. it's an average logo at best, but it's better than most politician's logos. it just doesn't look like any other politician's logo. throw a star or some red and white stripes in there and i don't think we see the crazy online reactions to it. of course, she's the highest profile candidate too, so people will want any reason to knock her down.

Disagree. Obama's logo/identity got universal praise because it deviated from the norm and looked good. Hillary's identity is getting criticism because it's just not that good and looks amateurish.

it also featured red and white stripes.

it's never just about "looking good". that's the least important characteristic of any design

It still deviated from the norm, as I also mentioned. Yes, it featured American flag imagery, but it was still extremely different from the typical "candidate's first or last name in a BIG-ASS FONT with swooshes, stars, and/or stripes around it" template.

Basically, this was the "norm" that Obama's brand deviated from:

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Clearly you can see the difference between that and this:

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It's fairly obvious that Hillary's 2014 branding doesn't exist without the success of Obama's branding. Her 2008 logo/material was about as conventional and bland as it gets:

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Meanwhile, the aesthetics of her current branding are pretty much lifted from the Obama playbook - simple, modern, flat and trendy. However, it wasn't executed nearly as well for all the reasons stated in this thread and elsewhere (big red Republican arrow, color vibration, poor typography, etc.), so it just looks like a cheap knock-off. I actually think Rand Paul's campaign has done the best job of emulating Obama's style of branding while still being original and thoughtfully-done.

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See, now I'm intrigued.

waka-flocka.jpeg

Waka Flocka Flame has announced his candidacy for presidency. His platform, of all things, is the legalization of marijuana. No logo yet, but his running mate is DJ Whoo Kid. Supposedly, he actually filed the paperwork to run.

Waka cross the street

Waka dog on a leash
Waka, Texas Ranger
Luke Skywaka
Waka!

Waka, Waka, Wakaaaaaaa!

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See, now I'm intrigued.

waka-flocka.jpeg

Waka Flocka Flame has announced his candidacy for presidency. His platform, of all things, is the legalization of marijuana. No logo yet, but his running mate is DJ Whoo Kid. Supposedly, he actually filed the paperwork to run.

Baracka Flocka Flame is one step closer to reality. :boogie:

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Meanwhile, the aesthetics of her current branding are pretty much lifted from the Obama playbook - simple, modern, flat and trendy. However, it wasn't executed nearly as well for all the reasons stated in this thread and elsewhere (big red Republican arrow, color vibration, poor typography, etc.), so it just looks like a cheap knock-off. I actually think Rand Paul's campaign has done the best job of emulating Obama's style of branding while still being original and thoughtfully-done.

Point of order: the original Obama logo wasn't flat:

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The flat version came during his re-election campaign.

I don't really get the love for the Rand logo. Yeah it's a flame with a "hidden" handle, but why is that good?

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Meanwhile, the aesthetics of her current branding are pretty much lifted from the Obama playbook - simple, modern, flat and trendy. However, it wasn't executed nearly as well for all the reasons stated in this thread and elsewhere (big red Republican arrow, color vibration, poor typography, etc.), so it just looks like a cheap knock-off. I actually think Rand Paul's campaign has done the best job of emulating Obama's style of branding while still being original and thoughtfully-done.

Point of order: the original Obama logo wasn't flat:

437px-barack_obama_primary_campaign_logo

The flat version came during his re-election campaign.

I don't really get the love for the Rand logo. Yeah it's a flame with a "hidden" handle, but why is that good?

The Torch is an oft-underused image for patriotism/liberty. Usually, you just see the flame. The use of the negative space is pretty clever, albeit poorly executed.

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The I in the "I <3 H" sign is an H sideways. Is it bad that I kinda like that?

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Is this official?

yes all the images i've posted are directly from Clintons official twitter account, this logo was the account's main icon today.

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