Presidential Campaign Posters takes advantage of the Obama era's renaissance of political poster design in pop culture, appealing broadly to readers with a general interest in American presidential politics as well as to art and design devotees, during and beyond 2012.
An oversized collection of the 100 most striking and historically intriguing presidential campaign posters from throughout American history, easily removable for framing.
Shepard Fairey's instant-classic "Hope" poster for Barack Obama elevated the age-old art of the campaign poster back into the forefront of American awareness. Now Quirk digs through the Library of Congress archives and finds that our political history is full of amazing, kickass posters that are every bit as cool 200 years later! Presidential Campaign Posters
takes a chronological journey from the turn of the 18th century to the modern day, admiring the evolution of visual design while we shake our heads at how politics hasn't changed a bit. See Andrew Jackson go classy, elegant, and minimalist--while his opponent offers a coffin-laden accounting of all the dead bodies Jackson left behind! Watch as Grover Cleveland pimps out his poster with a portrait of his new 21-year-old First Lady; Adlai Stevenson tries really hard to convince everyone not to vote for Dwight Eisenhower; and Richard Nixon grins at us like a favorite TV-sitcom dad. Every poster is backed with colorful historical commentary and additional artwork from the election it came from, and all 100 are bound with clean micro-perforated edges so they can be detached and attractively hung.