The Obama presidential campaign was an innovation in American politics and American design. For the first time, a candidate used art and design to bring together the American people—capturing their voices in a visual way. The Design Director of the Obama campaign, Scott Thomas, has collaborated with artists and designers to create Designing Obama, a chronicle of the art from the historic campaign.
Get the inside story on how design was used by the campaign, trace the emergence of ideas and images over the course of the election, and scope out the amazing art created by artists and grassroots supporters. It's the definitive account of the vision of thousands of people across the United States—all in one volume.
Using the same grassroots fundraising model as the campaign, the book was created through Kickstarter, a new company dedicated to funding creative endeavors through small donations by committed individuals. Using the Obama fundraising model was the perfect way to insure the book's quality and integrity. People around the country supported the book, funded its creation, and changed the way we think about publishing. Now you can be part of the revolution.
The 336-page hand-crafted book is hardbound with an embossed sleeve, and printed in a vivid six-color process.
Justin Hampton, Aaron Allen, Aaron Nagel, Eddie, Sam Brown, AG Ford, Armando Lerma, Amanda Martin, Annie Weatherwax, Billi Kid, Delicious Design League, Brett Yasko, Brian Flynn, Caleb Kozlowski, Catherine Wu, Chad Mize, Christopher Beaumont, Dan Ibarra, Derek Gores, EMEK Studios, Emily Gallardo, Felix Jackson, Frank Chimero, Paula Scher, Gui Borchert, George Vlosich III, Lance Wille, Herb Williams, Jonathan Hoefler, Michael Murphy, Antar Dayal, Martin Schoeller, Carlos Ramirez, Leon Bedore, Jess Weida, Jimm Lasser, John Locke, John Sokol, Jessica Witkin, Larry Roibal, Mr Brainwash, Margaret Coble, Adam S Doyle, Manick Sorcar, Marco Pece, James O'Brien, Michael Jacob, Derek Hess, Oliver Barrett, Rafael Lopez, Ray Noland, Renan Molin, René Garcia, Jr., Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada, Ron English, Steve Deer, Shawn Hazen, James Widener, Sol Sender, Melinda Beck, Scott Hansen, Thomas Brodahl, Charis Tsevis, Wes Winship