Historical moments and political shifts are typically accompanied by signature visuals. Barack Obama’s historic 2008 presidential campaign was no exception, with both professional and amateur artists creating images that served to aide and capture the transitional moment. Many of the campaign posters designed by volunteers around the country are collected in the new book Design for Obama—Posters for Change: A Grassroots Anthology (Taschen, 2009), edited by designer Aaron Perry-Zucker and filmmaker Spike Lee, and featuring an essay by MFA Design Department Co-chair Steven Heller.
On Wednesday, November 4, Heller will join Perry-Zucker and Lee for a special book-launch event commemorating the 1-year anniversary of the 2008 election at the Taschen store, 107 Greene Street. The trio will be discussing and signing copies of the book from 6 – 8pm; the event is free, but due to limited space attendees should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Image: Design for Obama. Posters for Change: A Grassroots Anthology, Taschen, 2009.