The “O” in Obama

by | Friday, November 21, 2008

Steven Heller continues his series on political typography and branding with an interview with the design team that developed the now iconic symbol for the Obama campaign. Check out The “O” in Obama. Previous postings on this theme can be found here and here.

Topics related to this post: Art | Design | Fun | Good | Bad Design | Representation

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