Logo Fever ’08

November 18, 2007 at 9:13 pm 3 comments

Sen. John McCain, currently in the running for the GOP nomination in the upcoming presidential election, has an unusual logo when it comes to politics.

Instead of the traditional red, white and blue motif, McCain prefers a somber white on black with orange-ish accents pointing to a military-insignia type star. This is reminiscent of the POW-MIA flag, which helps the audience remember that John McCain was indeed a prisoner of war in Vietnam. I wouldn’t have noticed this if not for a NYTimes slideshow on campaign logos by Ward Sutton. But, I noticed something else about McCain’s logo.

Maybe McCain isn’t trying to reinforce his military service at all, but rather, trying to establish commune with Americans who drink shitty beer. After all, the Senator does like to play up his Scottish-Irish heritage.

I got these images from Google image search, because I couldn’t give two shits about either of these groups. I added the color to the McCain logo based on a smaller version. 


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Corina  |  November 25, 2007 at 2:13 pm

    Guinness is shitty beer? You my friend, have no taste for the classics at all.

  • 2. lizzeie nolan  |  February 25, 2008 at 4:09 am


    heard this thought of this post/ur love of fonts designs.

    oh and i always mix up serif & san serif. do u have any fun little mnemonic ?

  • 3. Josh  |  February 25, 2008 at 11:40 am

    Well, the serifs are those little pieces that stick off the letters, like on the G especially. If it doesn’t have those, it’s “sans” or without the serifs. That’s how I remember it, but other than that I don’t have any really good mnemonics.

    Also, this article has been going around the design blogosphere reccently and it’s also really on point.


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Josh Kramer is a blogger, cartoonist, journalist, etc. I'm the Editor of The Cartoon Picayune. I live in Washington, DC and I just graduated from the Center for Cartoon Studies. See work by me and my classmates.

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