Two political conventions, two designs, two messages

Friday, September 05, 2008

The Democratic and Republican conventions are as stylistically different as the candidates. Every convention is designed to within an inch of its life. We explore what the designs say about the two campaigns.
Guest: Steve Heller, Chair of the Master’s Program in Design at School of Visual Arts in New York


Mark Garrison

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I would like to point out that there is a world of difference between graphic design and art direction for print vs. stage design and art direction for film and tv. Not to take anything away from Mr. Heller, who is an extremely accomplished graphic designer and I'm sure capable of making judgments about many forms of design, however, it would have been more informative to have the opinion of someone who's expertise lie in the arena of stage and production design. Make no mistake...any time you see anything on camera on television, it has been designed by someone. Call it propaganda but I assure you, everything is thought out and planned ahead of time. That being said, the republicans looked amateurish. Knowing that it was planned that way, well, you can draw your own conclusions.

Sep. 05 2008 08:17 AM

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