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Typography of “LOVE” by Robert Indiana

With all the cur­rent ini­tia­tives of get­ting peo­ple to go out and vote for this upcom­ing Novem­ber, I got an idea for anoth­er DIY project. Think­ing of inspi­ra­tion, I hap­pen to like how the “LOVE” sculp­ture by Robert Indi­ana stuck out. One of the tasks I need­ed to get me start­ed with the project was to find the type used for it.

After a while, I found a post in the Typophile forums which for­tu­nate­ly was the same sub­ject as my quest. From this, it seems that Claren­don Black is a good start­ing point. Though close, some tweak­ing will still have to be done by hand.

Any­ways, that’s one task down. I’m just hop­ing I can fin­ish the project weeks before Novem­ber. It’ll be a nice Design work­out.

PS. Here’s a poster of Robert Indi­ana’s “LOVE” sculp­ture in NYC if you are dig­ging it for your digs:

AIGA Get Out the Vote 2008 Posters

I’m dig­ging these posters from AIGA’s Get Out the Vote 2008.

A juried set of 24 posters were pro­fes­sion­al­ly print­ed and dis­trib­uted nation­al­ly in ear­ly Sep­tem­ber. The posters have been hung in the win­dows of store­fronts, restau­rants, dor­mi­to­ries, laun­dro­mats and else­where around the coun­try. You too can par­tic­i­pate in get­ting out the vote by view­ing the online gallery, and then down­load­ing, print­ing and post­ing your favorite designs around your com­mu­ni­ty.

Hollywood Says Don’t Vote

With the count­down to prob­a­bly one of the biggest choic­es Amer­i­cans are going face in the years to come, the Pres­i­den­tial Elec­tions will be here in no time. In an effort to get the word out for peo­ple to vote for their future, Declare Your­self1 part­nered up with some of Hol­ly­wood’s stars to get the mes­sage across. In this case, they did well using “reverse psy­chol­o­gy”:

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A cou­ple of bits that stood out for me are the ones from Jon­ah Hill and Sarah Sil­ver­man. Com­e­dy is com­e­dy. It’s just bound to get laughs but at the same time, tell the truth. “Truth in jest” right?

Any­ways, GO VOTE! Not only does it give your thoughts more weight when debat­ing things rang­ing from the Econ­o­my to Glob­al Warm­ing, but it also allows you to say “YES” when asked in the mid­dle of the debate, “did you vote?”

A cou­ple of ways to reg­is­ter online:

Vot­er reg­is­tra­tion dead­lines begin this upcom­ing Sat­ur­day, Octo­ber 4th. Go do it now before its too late. It’ll only take a cou­ple of min­utes to reg­is­ter. Remem­ber, don’t com­plain if you can’t even exer­cise your right to vote. I hope that helps.

Update
Only a cou­ple more days till Novem­ber 4th, Declare Your­self pro­duced part 2 of the cam­paign:

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  1. Declare Your­self is the nation­al non­par­ti­san, non­prof­it vot­er ini­tia­tive aimed at reg­is­ter­ing Amer­i­ca’s 18-year-olds to vote in the 2008 pri­maries and gen­er­al elec­tion. DeclareYourself.com is your place for news and infor­ma­tion about the can­di­dates and issues, answers to your ques­tions about reg­is­ter­ing and vot­ing, and an easy-to-use online reg­is­tra­tion tool. Declare Your­self will give mil­lions of first-time vot­ers an active voice in their democ­ra­cy & prove that they are a force to be reck­oned with.
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Declare Yourself Public Service Announcements

Declare Your­self teamed up with pho­tog­ra­phers Mark Lid­dell and David LaChapelle along with Jes­si­ca Alba, Christi­na Aguil­era, Jonathan Ben­nett, LaToya Lon­don and Andre 3000 to bring some PSAs to get peo­ple to vote this upcom­ing Novem­ber’s Pres­i­den­tial Elec­tions.

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Sarah Silverman and The Great Schlep

Sarah Sil­ver­man wants Jews to get their butts down to Flori­da for The Great Schlep.

She’s hilar­i­ous. The video is pret­ty much pro-Oba­ma, but worth the watch whether you are for him or McCain. The cam­paign was paid for by the Jew­ish Coun­cil for Edu­ca­tion and Research, www.jcer.info. Awe­some right? =)

The whole bit was dang fun­ny, but here are some that stood out for me:

  • Sarah … (awk­ward pause) … Sil­ver­man”
  • All their friends are dying” (oh snap lol)
  • He’s cir­cum-super-sized” (haha)

You’ll know what I mean after watch­ing it.

schlep
intran­si­tive verb. to pro­ceed or move espe­cial­ly slow­ly, tedious­ly, awk­ward­ly, or care­less­ly
noun.
  1. An ardu­ous jour­ney.
  2. A clum­sy or stu­pid per­son.