Happy Election Day, America! If you happen to still be undecided as you head to the polls today or are just curious what trends are emerging as the day unfolds.. don’t fret! Google created a neat, one stop, ‘Politics & Election’ resource that aggregates up to the minute data on: voter info, trends and results.
With the 2012 Republic National Convention wrapping up, the Democratic National Convention gearing up, and Hurricane Isaac still hitting the Gulf Coast, the election coverage continues to gain momentum.
The big question: Who will win? Will Obama be re-elected to another 4 years in the Oval Office, or will he be upstaged by Mitt Romney his running mate, Paul Ryan? If you’re as politics-obsessed as we are Washington, DC, you probably want to be able to access the newest commentary and analyses at the tap of a screen. With the newest election apps for iPad, Android and Facebook, you can create your own forecasts, keep track of red and blue states, and determine how campaign advertisements are being funded and by who. To help out we have collected five apps to help you dive into the deep end of the election coverage. Continue reading The “You Decide” Election
Today’s MOTD is a Obama campaign poster, designed by Aaron Allen, the creative director @ Wieden+Kennedy. It is titled Unite The States of America, and is an interesting use of a Venn Diagram as a vehicle for messaging. Obviously, we all know what a Venn Diagram is used for, but one would not have thought to use the actual design to further the message’s impact — very clever.
I found this to be a particularly interesting “vision graphic”, a tool that Maga employs in everyone of it’s maps.