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I finally decided to upload a concept to the site, so let's see how this goes! I was pretty excited when Beto O'Rourke announced that he was going to run for Texas' U.S. Senate seat, so I decided to put my built up energy into use and make a graphic/ poster (I will probably tinker with the dimensions, if I do use it as a poster) in support of his campaign. I wanted to theme the graphic around a Southwestern/Hispanic textile design which is reflective of O'Rourke's hometown and congressional district of El Paso, Texas. I based the color scheme further around this by including pastel versions of the colors typically associated with the West Texas town (Orange and Blue: UTEP and Yellow: El Paso flag). The center of the design reads "Run Beto for Senate" inside an 'abstract' representation of the State of Texas (I felt that something more geometric played better with the theme) coupled with a 'Lone Star' in West Texas. The font used for "Run" and "for Senate" is El Sancho Rancho, and "Beto" is sourced from his senate/congressional campaign logo. C&C are obviously welcome, but I'd rather it center around the design instead of politics
The other day while watching the election, among everything else that stood out to me, is that the politcal parties in the United States, specifically the two major parties, the GOP and the Democratic Party, need such an update. not that they are horrible, but they could be substantially better. Here is my take DEMOCRATIC PARTY The oldest of the two major parties, the Democratic Party was founded in 1828 by Andrew Jackson. Its previous logo was a donkey, as the media originally coined the jackass to represent Jackson and his party. However, the party has changed a lot since then, and the symbol deserves a change. *REDESIGN 1.0.0 CAN BE FOUND HERE* *DIFFERENCES CAN BE FOUND HERE* FONT: The typeface I decided to use was a slightly custom variation to the font MS Reference Sans Serif WHAT'S UP WITH THE LIGHT BLUE BARS?: The bars are a representation of the equal sign (=), the symbol used to represent equality (no :censored:.) It fits the modern party platform quite well, actually. WHAT ABOUT A GAY PRIDE VERSION OF THIS?: I got you right here v1.0.0, here v1.0.1. REPUBLICAN PARTY (GOP) The Republican Party, also known as the Grand Old Party, is the younger of the two major U.S. political parties. The symbol is an elephant, which was originally coined by Thomas Nast in 1874. I saw the Elephant as fitting for the GOP, so I went ahead and completely redesigned the iconic square elephant thing and made it look, you know, like an actual elephant THAT FRONT FOOT DOESN'T LOOK RIGHT: I know, if someone would like to give some advice on the foot, I'd really appreciate it. WHERE IS THE WORDMARK?: I don't really have an idea for one, but I made a POTUS version with a placeholder wordmark. ARE THERE ANY ALTERNATE BACKGROUNDS, LIKE WITH THE DEMOCRATS?: Yes, there is. Right here.
Ok, I know the major American political season is over, but I couldn't stop thinking about the Libertarian Party. I've never considered myself a libertarian, nor do I plan to, but I thought about how they're trying to legitimize themselves and other 3rd parties. Therefore, they'd need a strong, but unique, identity. I crafted these up based on the Liberty Bell, which is basically the start of the word "libertarian", and came up with two options I liked. One that goes to the all-American (Or French, Russian, Australian, British, etc...) color scheme of red, white and blue, and another logo that keeps the Libertarian color of yellow, while adding in blue. I feel like there are definitely some improvements to be made, but I figured I'd post the first drafts here and see what y'all thought! Thanks!
I decided with the presidential frenzy ensuing in the United States, I'd finally make the presidential jerseys I'd been wanting to create for a while. Each jersey has a US flag on its right shouldr, and a US flag-inspired collar. Either the candidate's personal logo or the party's official logo has been put on the front of each jersey. DEMOCRATS - HILLARY CLINTON Hillary has been under a lot of fire for her numerous corporate sponsors and pandering to certain demographics, so I tried to putt hose into the jersey. The jersey's overall design is classical, and something you can't dislike, but the arrows in the striping point to her sponsors that dump millions into her campaign. REPUBLICANS - DONALD TRUMP Trump's "phallic" logo is the crest for this jersey, and the stripes on the flag create the jersey's striping pattern. I was going to use a cinderblock wall pattern under the striping or as a yoke to symbolize the wall he wants to build, but there was no way to incorporate it and make it look good. LIBERTARIANS - GARY JOHNSON The Libertarians are the most "Crazy" party in America, at least as far as ideas go. They believe in breaking free of government and nearly abolishing it, and the jersey brings that into play, trying to be free flowing, overly modern, and breaking free of the standard jersey type. GREEN PARTY - JILL STEIN The Green Party focuses on protecting the Earth and natural resources, and therefore they have a green and yellow logo. The party is the only one without red and/or blue in it, and the jersey shows that. It's a classic and safe jersey. What do you think? Do I need to change anything?