2016 Presidential Election Campaign Posters

Summary

A series of posters about the 2016 presidential election. They will focus on the candidates themselves along with how the public reacts to, and is manipulated by, the election as a whole.

Wanted to make a series of 2016 presidential candidate posters like I did for the 2012 race. Like the previous poster series, they are supposed to be positive and avoid the negativity that surrounds much of the election cycle. Further, many were supposed to have a single theme or point they were trying to get across that relates to either the public's perception of the candidate or how they talk about their policies or campaign. In addition, there will be several posters concerning the broader political landscape surrounding the election, such as the vitriol constantly being spewed from all sides.

At some point down the road I'll update this post to include some details behind the thought process of the various posters in the series.

This post will be continually updated as I add new posters.


Donald J. Trump Campaign Poster 2016 No. 6 | Americans Edition | 18 Nov 2016

This is an updated version of Election poster no. 9 with a focus on Americans instead of President-elect Trump. Will likely do a continuing series of these posters. Description of previous copied below.

Assuming a President Trump, this is a 3-for-1 future retrospective with a style reminiscent of some older presidential posters.

Those who listen to Trump's full speeches/interviews or read his books get a dose of his boundless optimism mixed in with his more pessimistic views about the current state of the Union. Given his current run of policy speeches, focused the poster on the former trait.


Donald J. Trump Campaign Poster 2016 No. 10 | 3 Nov 2016

Presidential election 2016 poster no. 15.

As his movement strides toward the final leg of the race, Trump comes across some more positive, American high energy to help them fly past the finish line. Go out and vote!

Perceptive remarks about a subset of Trump supporters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YY-CiPVo_NQ.


Donald J. Trump Campaign Poster 2016 No. 9 | 31 Oct 2016

Presidential election 2016 poster no. 14, a future retrospective.

Actions trump words.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BJDTVvWlb8


Hillary Clinton Campaign Poster 2016 No. 2 | 28 Oct 2016

Presidential election 2016 poster no. 13!

A Sec. Clinton triple play. For those who believe in equality in all aspects of American life, Sec. Clinton's support of requiring women to register for the draft is a step towards realizing that gender should not influence one's ability to serve.


2016 Election: Truth and Propaganda | 27 Oct 2016

Surprises and knee-jerk reactions can arise from a fear of wading into the deep, dark swamps where the truth is oft found.


Donald J. Trump Campaign Poster 2016 No. 8 | 19 Oct 2016

President election 2016 poster no 12!

Trump's continuous spotlighting of the inner cities, and other communities, plight is beneficial. Equally admirable is his desire and plan for the entire nation to be aware of and help these communities. Best to listen to Trump s unedited speeches and interviews when judging the man, movement, and policies. e.g.

https://youtu.be/s8AKmX6QtuA

https://youtu.be/IAjWtnGihYA?t=41m56s

https://youtu.be/NF8rs4CYAPI

https://youtu.be/YHGnr7dPRU8

Godspeed.


Jill Stein Campaign Poster 2016 No. 1 | 18 Oct 2016

Presidential election 2016 poster no 11!

Completing the major candidates set.

Even if one doesn't agree with all of her positions or worldview, it is worth listening to Dr. Stein's speeches and interviews along with evaluating her stances in greater detail. Might come away with a new idea or two.


Donald J. Trump Campaign Poster 2016 No. 7 | 04 Oct 2016

While everyone focuses on the predictable, over-the-top sayings of one candidate, sometimes it is another's more subtly dicey pronouncements that cause sweat to start trickling down one's brow.

It may be shrewder to continuously complement—rather than smear with cries of "dictator!"—an elected President who brought prosperity to a crumbling, dispirited, nuclear-armed nation.


Donald J. Trump Campaign Poster 2016 No. 6 | 14 Sep 2016

Assuming a President Trump, this is a 3-for-1 future retrospective with a style reminiscent of some older presidential posters.

Those who listen to Trump's full speeches/interviews or read his books get a dose of his boundless optimism mixed in with his more pessimistic views about the current state of the Union. Given his current run of policy speeches, focused the poster on the former trait.


Donald J. Trump Campaign Poster 2016 No. 5 | 26 Aug 2016

All the hoary takedowns of Trump and his supporters seem to ignore that many may simply desire another Reagan, TR, or JFK rather than a Wilson, LBJ, or Nixon.

Re: poster, President Trump would be the one audacious enough to declare and wheel-n-deal to get the budget for and excitement behind an American landing on Mars by the end of his second term, yielding to untold technological/scientific benefits similar to the Apollo program.


Gary Johnson Campaign Poster 2016 No. 1 | 18 Aug 2016

Time to get rid of the negative all talk, no action mindset of "You are wasting your vote by voting third party this election", etc., etc. If you are on the right side of history and want to improve a failed system, do it now! Just like the Founding Fathers did.


2016 Election: Power and the Presidency | 04 Aug 2016

I'll keep hammering on the need for more positive, high energy surrounding election coverage.

What appears to be lacking in the discourse surrounding modern Presidential elections is: would people become so impassioned if the Presidency was still constitutionally limited (to Article II)?


Donald J. Trump Campaign Poster 2016 No. 4 | 20 Jul 2016

Sixth in the 2016 Presidential poster series.

The poster is self-explanatory. Trump is now the GOP nominee. There needs to be more positive, high energy in this election season. That is all.


American Exceptionalism no. 1 | 04 Jul 2016

No context needed, America is awesome. Celebrating Independence Day!


Donald J. Trump Campaign Poster 2016 No. 3 | 07 Jun 2016

Fifth in the 2016 Presidential poster series.

Went to a Trump rally in San Jose last Thursday (June 2nd) to see what they are like in person. It was very (positive) high energy and the people I met were courteous, even when noting I wasn't a supporter.

Left the rally and stayed around to observe the anti-Trump protesting (rioting) after. Also high energy, but in a physically violent, intolerant, and nasty way. A complete disgrace.

This poster focuses on the positive high energy.


Bernie Sanders Campaign Poster 2016 no. 1 | 01 Jun 2016

2016 Presidential poster number 4.

During speeches, Senator Sanders has delved into America's past to show when the hand of government helped push the United States to new heights. Wanted to honor the loftier aspects of his rhetoric with a poster to match.

Additional high energy posters forthcoming...


Donald J. Trump Campaign Poster 2016 No. 2 | 09 May 2016

Part 3 in the 2016 Presidential campaign poster series.

"Under budget and ahead of schedule" is an easy to remember phrase. Fits Trump's campaign rhetoric, so here's the poster. Originally was a direct numbers-to-numbers comparison with all the other candidates, but that got a little busy...


Hillary Clinton Campaign Poster 2016 No. 1 | 09 May 2016

Continuing the 2016 Presidential campaign poster series. Wanted this one to be simple and to the point before designing a more elaborate one for Senator Clinton.


Donald J. Trump Campaign Poster 2016 | 09 Feb 2016

Wanted to make a series of 2016 presidential candidate posters like I did for the 2012 race. The first is for Donald Trump and focused on emphasizing his general goals rather than specifics. They were also left appropriately vague to allow the viewer to interpret them through their own lens/opinions on the issues.


-biafra
bahanonu [at] alum.mit.edu

other entires to explore:

why we need more james polks
25 september 2012 | politics

James J. Polk expanded the territory of the United States by about one-third during his tenure. A remarkable feat. Not only that, but i[...]t was done through an astonishing three ways: territorial conquest, gold and negotiation.

Some thoughts on why we should demand less rhetoric and more pragmatism/details from our presidents.

¿qué es la calle?
24 may 2013 | short story | spanish

Había terminado y salé para mi cocina. Tenía hambre pero este día no había comida dentro de mi despensa. Me fui y caminé hacienda[...] la Tport—una máquina que puede transportar una persona a otro lugar sin energía y tiempo. Cuando entré la máquina, toqué algunos botónes y esperé. Pero nada ocurrió y lo hice las mismas acciones otra vez—y nada ocurrió.

How would the disappearance of streets affect the social fabric? This short story briefly (in castellano!) explores a world in which instantaneous, free transport is possible. Meant mainly to practice my spanish, i plan to follow-up with a more detail story in the future.

bio42: notes
12 may 2013 | teaching

<p>While teaching bio42 (cell biology and animal physiology) I created weekly notes to help students in my section study [...]and focus on the important materials presented in the class. I built off of the latex boilerplate that I have been improving over time to create weekly notes. This highlights why I love <a href='http://www.latex-project.org/' target='_blank'>LaTeX</a> so much, especially for larger projects that are heavily linked&mdash;it allows easy annotation, indexing, creation of new document styles, and other related processes rapidly and consistently. Plus, separating content and style is always a plus and images stay uncoupled from a propriety source (e.g. Word files). </p> <p>I really love the resulting notes and student feedback was quite positive. I thought sharing them might be useful for others in the future. The source latex files and raw images can be sent upon request (I'm considering making a Github repository in the future). I'll briefly talk about the document below and certain decisions that were made to get it to its current state. </p>

from the archives: poems, part 1
24 march 2013 | poems

A couple of my old poems from way back when, with minor edits. Enjoy.[...]
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