Oxide was delighted to participate in 2016’s Get Out The Vote, a nonpartisan campaign hosted by AIGA every four years to encourage graphic designers to use their talents to motivate the American public to get out there and vote. This year’s program is presented in partnership with the League of Women Voters‘ Vote 411 initiative.
While the larger campaign is open for all designers to participate, Oxide was invited to join a select group of design leaders, whose posters were exhibited in the cities hosting party national conventions: Cleveland for the Republican National Convention, and Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention. This special set of posters were also curated for an online Google Art Project.
Designed by the whole team, our poster concept presents one form of a metaphorical, ever-changing book chronicling the past, present, and future of the great democratic nation of the United States of America. The term of our 44th president is coming to a close, so the 2016 election represents our opportunity to “write the next chapter” with our vote. Through our vote, we literally have the power to create the future of our nation.
The GOTV campaign is headlined this year with “To Vote is to Exist,” a poster designed by the iconic Milton Glaser (the man behind the “I ♥ New York” branding). In at least one of the initial exhibitions, Oxide’s poster had the honor of being placed next to Glaser’s poster.
The full set of original posters, plus all the posters submitted by designers across the country, are available online for free download and display. Pick your favorites, print them out, and hang them up for everyone to see in these critical weeks leading up to the election.
And don’t forget to register (check your state’s deadline) and then vote on November 8!