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This collection of sample ballots highlights common ballot
design challenges and AIGA Design for Democracy's
U.S. election ballots come in thousands of varieties, and many
factors influence their differences.
Thus, the following collection of samples is in no way comprehensive, but rather seeks to demonstrate the range that exists.
Design for Democracy is currently helping election officials
throughout the country to adopt AIGA's top 10 election design
guidelines and utilize the full ballot and polling
place design guidelines and detailed samples created on behalf
of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC), on which the
following ballot samples are based.
By now there must be few
people who are unaware of the recent uproar surrounding the University of
California’s rebranding effort. Seldom does
the media take such an active interest in design, so it was disheartening that they got their reporting so very wrong. The outcome
of that misreporting—fueled by an online petition and fanned by our very own
design community—has set back the course of design and cheated the university out of a progressive new identity.
Section: Why Design
In her book Designing Across Cultures, graphic designer/writer/trainer Ronnie Lipton provides advice on creating appropriate visual images in designs to diverse ethnic groups, including U.S. Hispanics, African Americans, Asians and Europeans. Here's an excerpt from the Asian-American chapter.
Section: Tools and Resources -
What does it take to rebrand a household name like Martha Stewart? Doyle reveals his handcrafted solution.
Section: Why Design -
branding, identity design, design educators, students
A community-sourced exhibition at the El Paso Museum of History
empowers community members to tell the story of their neighborhoods, in their
own words and with their own images and objects.
Section: Inspiration -
Competition, Design for Good, Justified, exhibition design, experience design, ux design, culture, diversity, education, social issues
Parker Marketing Identity
Randi Lynn Beach
External Resources (cont.)
What Type Are You?
Break Bread Identity