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Draplin Design Co., North America

You know that guy Wesley Clark? The General? The guy who just might be the next President?

His name has been popping up here and there, eh? You bet it has.

Take a spin at the official Clark04 website. See the logo up in the top left corner? Yep.

Well, get a load of this: We had something to do with it, and being the proud Americans we are, find ouselves very exited to see–although a bit rough and in need of a tuneup already–our work on such a big deal.

This guy might be the next President of these United States.

We made that logo. How about that? We are blown away.

FAST AND FURIOUS: A quick reaction to serif fonts and clunky campaign graphics out there on the campaign trail. No big whup. Rev it up, give it an italic, progressive feel and add some stars! The guy is a four star general. Big time.

How do we feel about the man? We’ll address this, so early on in the race…basically, our campaign strategy for the upcoming vote is: ANYONE BUT BUSH.

Anyone. Get that fucker out of there.

Many thanks to fellow patriot Cameron Barrett for the opportunity. Cam’s working for the General, handling the official Clark04 blog and the official Clark04 website. Good stuff.

There Are 6 Comments

Proud to be an American Graphic Designer’s mom…..

Good work on the General’s site; maybe this effort will lead to more free-lance work……just what you need!!!!

Posted by: momma d. on 10/04/03 at 8:59 AM

Well, since the country’s going to have to wait a few years til’ I turn 35; the general might as well be our next president. Michael Moore is supporting the guy (to this point), and that’s reason enough for me. He seems like a stand-up guy.

Posted by: Ryno on 10/04/03 at 4:41 PM

Yeah, I can see it now:

“I want to secure a future where pirates, blue oxen and ninjas can make a fine living in this country.”

“With Willie as my Vice President, we hope….”

“Greek Ambassador Maniotes had crisp words to address Polish Ambassador Draplin…”

“We are moving forward with the renaming the District of Columbia to the District of Puckett.”

Posted by: Draplindustries Campaign Trail on 10/04/03 at 5:03 PM

Progressive President to be… Progressive Political Design. The man’s money baby

Posted by: Joe Putnam on 10/06/03 at 10:44 AM

I like how you even italicized the stars, for an extra-progressive feel. Did you do other treatments for banners/posters/etc or does this one apply to all?

When Ryno runs for office, the rough-hewn “log type lettering” he uses for his placards will be sturdy and craftsmanlike, but will ultimately cause him to lose out to Maniotes, who’ll employ a DinSchriften/Platelet combo to signify ultracool detached approachability with a healthy dollop of swinging modernity.

Nice work. At first I thought it was too obvious, but the more I look at it the more it grows on me (I understand the audience/context demand some adherence to accepted conventions).

Posted by: 12 Degree Skew Chmiel on 10/06/03 at 1:54 PM

Aaron, I wish the General would have let you take a stab at the rest of the page. “New American Patriotism” done over a flag in coperplate? Outside of the usual “Ugh”, I think it was the same treatment in the movie “the American President”.

To the rest:
- Can Wille be a V.P. with his tax trouble?
- Ambassador Draplin and Ambassador Maniotes would cause the nations of Poland and Greece to go to war in the form of a drinking bindge between officials in Europe.
- President Hopefull Chmeil scours country for arrow road signs and goes into design studios for more personal weapons to use as collage graphics for campaign.
- President Ryno makes grainbelt a requirement at all Presidential functions.

You guys know if we all were 35 and ran we’d all lose to Kurt, since his cute images would win easy. Come on, the 18-20 art school girl with a crush vote alone would cause a lanslide vote in his favor.

Posted by: Maniotes on 10/18/03 at 11:30 AM