What's This Year's Hope Poster? A Crowdsourced Progressive Design Movement What's This Year's Hope Poster? A Crowdsourced Progressive Design Movement
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What's This Year's Hope Poster? A Crowdsourced Progressive Design Movement

by Aaron Perry-Zucker

October 18, 2012

2) Collaborating is more fun than competing: And more ethical too. Contests with one winner is just another word for spec work; a lot of people are working for free with the goal of getting the prize or job. But that's not what Design for Obama is about. We're creating ways for creative people to engage in politics and volunteer their time and skills the same way that lawyers, accountants, and phone-bankers do. We're building a collection of work, not highlight a few "winners." But everyone can win and everyone can help build something larger than themselves.

3) Engaging creative community: Rather than simply getting excited when the creative community gets involved, political and advocacy organizations need to roll up their sleeves and seek out the creative professionals in their communities as well as look for new ways to make their entire community more creative and expressive. If done correctly, it will start to feel a lot like building community where everyone's contributions together begin to have a momentum of their own and the whole becomes greater than the sum of its parts.

In the meantime, if you're looking for a way to get involved, please consider purchasing a poster from—or contributing to—the growing collection at Design for Obama.

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What's This Year's Hope Poster? A Crowdsourced Progressive Design Movement