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    Get Out the Vote

    The “Get Out the Vote” campaign invited AIGA members to create nonpartisan posters and videos that inspire the American public to participate in the electoral process and vote in the 2012 general election. AIGA hosted an exhibition in New York City, October 3–November 30, 2012, featuring the 2012 Get Out the Vote project, at the AIGA National Design Center.

    All posters are available as PDFs here in the online gallery for you to browse and share with friends. Print out your favorite posters and hang them around your neighborhood to help Get Out the Vote!

    About this project

    Get Out the Vote, an AIGA Design for Democracy initiative, enables designers to engage in the public arena by contributing to a coordinated voter mobilization campaign. By motivating eligible citizens to register and turn out on election day, Get Out the Vote fulfills an ongoing AIGA objective of demonstrating the value of design to the public, public officials and business by providing a clear call to action for an activity that is important to everyone. If you have questions related to Get Out the Vote, please contact us.

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  • 212 results
    • I vote therefore I am
      Chicago

      I vote therefore I am

    • Make Your Mark
      Miami

      It doesn't matter what your mark looks like, just make sure you make it.

    • The People
      Atlanta

      Many lives have been lost for the freedom of democracy. It is our obligation to up hold the security of the country and its economic future. Vote for the people who can’t. 

    • Rise to Vote Sir
    • Your Right To Vote
      New York

       Please honor your right to vote.

    • Vote: Respect the Past, Protect the Future
      Chicago

       Vote: Respect the Past, Protect the Future

    • While you still can
      Richmond

      The concept for this design emphasizes the fragility of the right to vote and illustrates a slow, loss of freedom to participate in the electoral process.  This stark and dingy image is meant to call to action those who might take this civic duty for granted. 

    • Light up the vote
      Connecticut

      A poster using negative space to imply the flag and an check mark for a voters choice accompanied with a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt about lighting a candle instead of cursing the dark 

    • Vote for Supreme Leader
      Atlanta

      Really? You can vote?

    • One Way Up
      San Francisco

      We took the dramatic feel of a cable news program teaser/intro and directed the responsibility toward the viewer; shifting the roll from passive (absorbing information) to active (voting).

    • Desktop Reminder
      Indianapolis

      A friendly desktop reminder to do SOMETHING REALLY IMPORTANT!!!!

    • The World Wide Vote
      Miami

      A great way to remind some of our younger voters to get out and vote through a clever bait-and-switch technique, using a familiar search engine.

    • VOTE
      New York

      Democracy is fragile, dependant and defined by an active electorate. This poster employs red, white and blue tape to represent the electorate and to define the shape of a star. 

       

    • it's your vote
      Blue Ridge

       It is YOUR vote and it does count don't miss getting your voice heard

    • Vote
      Birmingham

      Take advantage of your right to vote and vote this year.

    • Make America Soar
      Seattle

      Vote o make America soar. A call to vote because it determines the future of America.

    • make your mark
      New York

      A reminder that you can make a difference by actively participating in the election process.

    • Make Your Mark
      San Francisco

       Make your mark on America's future. Vote this Election Day. 

    • Vote this November
      San Francisco

      Just a simple reminder to vote this November.

    • Building Blocks of Democracy
      New York

      The right to vote and voice our various/diverse opinions are the building blocks of our democracy.

    • VOTE NOW 2012
      New York

      A message of urgency. Vote Now!

    • Not A Game
      Philadelphia

      Elections are not just games. Vote, or the United States you know may become unrecognizable.

    • It Never Goes Out of Style
      Philadelphia

       Voting is a timeless act that never goes out of style.

    • You don't VOTE. They win.
      Dallas Fort Worth

      This concept was inspired by a simple question: If you don't vote, who are you handing off your decision to? And what they aren't as reasonable, as practical, as honest or as well-meaning as you are?

    • Get on the Vote Boat
      Atlanta

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      I went with the simple idea that as Americans, we are all in this together and we do have an right or maybe even an obligation to take part in the direction of our county. The hope is, that all Americans want what’s best for this nation and the people in it. We may have different ideas about what that is or how to obtain it, but despite our differences we get together as a nation in the form of elections to chart a course. I chose to use the boat/ship reference for many reasons. The first reason was that I felt this type of ship has strong historical significance in the early years of this great nation and it’s journey to freedom. Second, it also serves well as a metaphor for a free United States of America. A well build ship, maned by a crew in the open water, trying to stay on course, afloat, and strong. As Americans we must all take part to crew this ship. All hands on deck!

    • Democracy Isn't
      Chicago

      In 1960, Doris "Granny D" Haddock and her husband successfully campaigned against planned hydrogen bomb nuclear testing in Alaska, saving an Inuit fishing village at Point Hope.

      In 1999, at age 88, she spearheaded a movement for campaign finance reform and walked 3800 miles across the country to bring attention to her cause.

      In 2000 she, along with 31 others, was arrested for reading the Declaration of Independence in the Capitol and was charged with the offense of demonstrating in the Capitol Building.

      Democracy wasn't something she had. It was something she did.
       

    • Wood You Vote
      New York

       Letterforms built with wooden blocks and shapes in politically appropriate color scheme on silkscreen design printed cardboard.

    • Don't Be Silent in November!
      Detroit

      Our right to vote every four years in this country is not something to take for granted. Let’s work together so that everyone is heard this November, so that we all feel apart of our democratic process. 

    • Let's Vote Ladies!
      Detroit

      Women in history have fought hard for the rights we have today. As contemporary women living in America we must honor the work of those that took a stand before us, we too need to take a stand and be heard in November 2012. We must not take for granted the rights we have, but must continue the fight to keep what has been earned, as well as pass on a better place for the young women of tomorrow.

        

    • Reverse the Downward Spiral
      Kansas City

      The issues that surround our nation will grow if voter apathy continues. Doing nothing will lead us nowhere, so change the course through voting.

    • Claim Your Vote
      Colorado

      You've made it! It's Nov. 6: You've scaled the steep stoney path through the blah blah blah and up to the summit. Now, all that's left to do is...Claim Your Vote!

    • ENVISION YOUR FUTURE
      New York

      This poster is inspired by a kaleidoscope. I encourage everyone to look at the upcoming election as an opportunity to envision the future of this country; to imagine a future in which the colors are distilled from the experiences of the senses, and the design drawn from the convultions of the intellect.

    • Exercise your right
      Minnesota

      The visual represents the call to action to protect your right to remain silent by maintaining (exercising) your right to vote.

    • Timed Vote
      Detroit

      Where we are today didn't just happen over night.  It took years of blood, sweat, and tears from individuals we have never met.  This poster demonstrates just how long, and gives a glimpse of when certain laws were passed to provide the right to vote.

    • Stars and Stripes
      Minnesota

      The US flag stands for the original colonies and the current states, therefore representing unity of the American people. For the citizens of the US, its image should invoke sentiments of patriotism, encouraging them to exercise their democratic right. To support this idea the stripes have been separated to spell out the word vote.

    • In Common
      Connecticut

       The map of the United States is made up of alternating rows of stars in red, white and blue to signify people coming together to vote, completing the shape of the United States.

    • Get Out the Vote by A Stile
      Pittsburgh

      I've designed a vibrant poster for the 2012 "Get Out the Vote" campaign, hoping to catch the eye of younger voters.  This dynamic poster should appeal to voters of all ages, encouraging them to Vote in 2012 Elections. 

    • Drunkdial Your Senator (Not Your Ex)
      New York

      With great freedom comes great responsibility. This poster is in the spirit of promoting active democracy and empowers the individual in establishing sturdy checks and balances on his or her political system. Dialogue with people paid to be in healthy relationships with you, because that is not your ex's job anymore. An earlier version of this design was distributed in Zuccotti Park as stickers in October 2011.

    • Vote.
      West Michigan

      My poster is a simple, commanding statement. Vote, make your voice heard. Today it is more important to ever to state your opininon and to act on it.  

    • Monkeys want the Vote
      New York

      People have fought and died to provide that every human has the same rights to shape their society. And, now you won't use them to vote?

    • Unleash Your Dream
      Iowa

      One of the ways of making your dream to come true is get out and vote for it. 

    • Think of the Future
      Seattle

      I want people to be aware of the importance of how their vote counts and the impact it can have on the future of our children.

    • Mouth To Mouth
      New York

       Tell one person and they will tell another. Start a chain reaction.

    • /s?b?v?rsiv/
      Portland

      In theory the concept of voting is straight forward. In practice, it is frequently complex, misleading, and manipulative . Despite this, voting is the last weapon against tyranny.

      "A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of it's people."  - John F. Kennedy

        This poster reflects the dual-nature of voting.

    • The Political Game
      New Orleans

      Politics are a lot like a carnival games, there are hits and misses, but the prize of making our nation even better should keep us coming back to play again and again.

    • Be a Hero. VOTE!
      Philadelphia

      Many people consider voting to be non-important, but free elections are the very thing that our country's democracy was build upon and is one of the main reasons why our democratics system has benn so successful. This poster shows that voting is an action that truly makes a difference, like the comic book heroes we love to read about as Americans. We too can make a difference like them and vote for who we feel is the best candidate for the position. Whatever it may be, from a local mayor election to a national presidential election with international consequences, voting makes a difference in our lives, today and everyday.

    • Voice of the People
      Minnesota

      Vox Populi - the famous Latin phrase for "Voice of the People."

      My poster focuses on the core idea to the question of why we vote. Our votes are essentially equivalent to our voices, our opinions, our intentions, and our plans for the future. Our votes matter because our voices matter, be it individually as person or collectively as people.

      The poster uses old-style layout with sensibility of modern design to reflects the traditions and prides of our democracy.

    • Make Noise About Voting
      New York

      Make some noise at work. Make some noise in the supermarket. Make some noise at a bus stop. At the dentists office. In the community pool. In the theater. Wherever you go proclaim 11.06.12.

    • Individuality
      New York

      Being an individual is the right to express oneself and make a choice. Its is the the right to declare yourself as someone with a voice. It is being able to make a difference for not only for yourself but for the next generation. Individuality is the right to vote and stand out in order to gain freedom.

    • Voting Shapes Our Nation
      Minnesota

       Like the diverse political and demographic make-up of the United States, these disparate geometric shapes must all participate in order to serve a common purpose.

    • For A Bright Tomorrow
      Connecticut

       A simple, optimistic message.

    • History in the 21st century
      Orlando

       Its about making a difference that makes us as a youth very important. About make history by voting and getting a high vote count. The facts do not lie. the youth is one of the worst voting demographics yet they are the ones that have to live will the laws created through their lifetimes. 

    • Don't Lose Your Voice
      West Michigan

       Americans cannot be represented if they're unwilling to speak

    • Vote Check
      St. Louis

      Check off your spot in the election. 

    • All Americian Vote
      Austin

       The idea is based off of  vintage patriotism. Everyone has the ability and freedom to choose their right to vote. 

    • Reminder
      Cleveland

      A simple reminder with a heavy impact. Don't forget to vote, November 6th.

    • VOTE!
      Seattle

      The right to vote is one of the fundamental precepts upon which this nation was built. The goal of this imagery is to get people excited about making their voices heard at the polls. This November, exercise your right. Get out and vote!

    • Unite. Vote.
      New York

       America is undeniably a diverse nation. We should concentrate less on these differences and more on what we hold in common.

    • Voice of the people
      Arizona

      Every vote is a voice. Use yours vote to say something. Vote November 6th.

    • Voting Trends
      Kansas City

      This infographic poster features voting trends in US presidential elections. Topics include voter registration, state participation, types of ballots cast & voter turnout rate based on age, gender & education.

    • Hold Up Your Vote
      Kansas City

      This poster is designed to make the voter feel proud and honored about their vote.

    • Easy as 1,2,3
      Kansas City

      This poster is designed to be a quick read to voters about how fast and simple voting really is.

    • Every Vote Counts
      Colorado

      Illustrating the message that every vote is important and can make a difference. 

    • Don't let others decide
      Chicago

       Using a hot button issue to motivate apethetic voters to take action. Not taking sides, but reminding them that if they don't make their voice heard, others will make the decision for them.

    • Your vote counts
      Chicago

      Apethetic voters seem to think that their one little vote counts. However, a large number of recent contest have come down to very small margins including this contest with an exact tie. Just one small vote could have made all the diffference.

    • United we vote!
      Raleigh

      Since its inception, the United States has prided itself on being a melting pot of individuals and families from every culture around the world. And as the history of our nation unfolds, we continue to be united…united in our diversity and by our patriotism. From coast to coast there is beauty to be found in the music of different languages preserved…and pride of one striving to speak English as they acclimate to their new home. And contentment can be found in the fact that regardless of our assorted shades of melanin, our hope is in the red, white and blue.

      As another vital election approaches, there will be heated discussions, contradicting reports and mixed messages. But one truth remains: We are Americans first. United. It is time to recognize that amid our diversity – our multiple languages and skin shades, our sides of the fence, our varying perspectives – we must stand together. United.

      United we vote! 

    • Occupy, Vote!
      Boston

      A poster encouraging people to "occupy" their voting booths and vote on November 6th, 2012.

    • Vote! Who, Where, When
      Boston

      A poster encouraging people to find information on both sides at the League of Women voter's website.

    • Yes/No
      Boston

      Yes or No. The decision is not black and white, but by not voting you give away your choice.

    • Don't Just Obey, Vote!
      Boston

      Challenging the voter to take an active role and not just go along with what everyone else decides for them by not voting.

    • To Do List
      Arizona

      Life can get busy…but remember please exercise your right to vote.

    • The Pencil is Mightier than the Sword
      New York

      Not all ballots involve the pencil anymore, but it remains a symbol of the power of voting and how democracy allows you to fight for what you value, using your voice. 

    • Voice Your Choice
      Arizona

      Clear and Simple, voice your choice. Vote November 6, 2012. 

    • Use Your Head—VOTE
      Washington, DC

      A playful image but a serious message urging people to participate in the 2012 election by exercising their right to vote. Designed by Joanne Zamore and illustrated by James Yang.

    • Don't Let Your Voice Become a Lost Signal
      New York

      Your vote is your voice and November 6th is a day when you can make make it heard. Having opinions is important, but if you don't take advantage of this valuable opportunity to make a social stand, your voice will become a signal lost in space. Cast your vote in November and urge your family and friends to make an impact on the future of the country we live in. 

      The pattern says "Cast Your Vote" in Morse code.

    • Get It Together
      Detroit

       Whether you're a Republican, or Democrat, or neither, pull yourself away from telling others how they should think or feel about politics, and voice your own opinion in it's most appropriate forum. A ballot box. 

    • check it
      Boston

      Participate in the decision! Vote.

       

    • Quit Mopin'
      Arizona

      We have all witnessed this. The soap box of what this country "needs". So what do you say we stop moping and do something about it?

      I went for a hand made type to give it a personal feeling, and bright colors for a bit of enthusiasm.

    • Make Your Mark
      Chicago

       Video designed by Alyssa Low and Collin Koetz, in effort to inspire the people to vote. As citizens we have the power and freedom to make our mark on this world, especially in this upcoming election.

      11.06.12
      Make Your Mark

      alyssalow.com
      collinkoetz.com

    • Evil Prevails When Good Men Do Nothing
      Orlando

      I have never been one who is excited about voting. Quite frankly, I have never felt like my vote has counted. When the subject of voting was brought up in conversation, a friend mentioned this quote which had hit me hard. After rearranging the words, I discovered VOTE was in the quote. I went for a messy/brushy feel to represent the Graffit Street Art movement.

    • Make Your Mark
      Chicago

       Poster designed by Alyssa Low and Collin Koetz, in effort to inspire the people to vote. As citizens we have the power and freedom to make our mark on the world, espcially in this upcoming election.

      11.06.12
      Make Your Mark

      alyssalow.com
      collinkoetz.com

    • Make Noise. Vote!
      Houston

       My illustrative design is based on making noise to vote. Grab your arsenal such as a megaphone to make noise. The design displays an individual in a suit. Perhaps for corporate America? Go vote!

    • National Statement
      Salt Lake City

      When we come together to exercise our right to vote, we can truly reshape our country in an way imaginable.

    • Vote & Be Heard.
      Portland

      The past few years have been a tumultuous battleground for protesters and people fighting for what they believe in (2011 being the Year of the Protester, according to "Time" magazine), but the biggest and best way to get their voices heard is to transform their voice with the pencil and mark their ballots.

    • Positive Change
      Charlotte

      Make Positive Change Get Out & Vote

    • Vote. It's what keeps us free.
      Philadelphia

       People need to be reminded of the great privilege they have to live in a free, democratic society. What would our country be like if no one voted? What would be the consequences of living in a country where the people didn't have a voice and choice about the way the government is run? The result would be a loss of freedom and the government would decide for them. By failing to exercise the right to vote, Americans forfeit their rights, power and freedom.

      This poster aims to display in a simple direct way the concept of losing your freedom.

    • Every Road Leads to Vote
      Washington, DC

      The Every Road Leads to Vote poster utilizes American road signs to illustrate the idea that there are no excuses for no voting. Whatever the circumstances you should be able to show up to cast your vote.

      The interstate sign shape provides a statewide awareness or involvement. The right and left arrow signs subtly represent any political preference a citizen might have. The blue sky in the background brings in optimism in the future, and having the signs on one side of the poster creates the illusion of being on the side of the road.

    • Homeless, Not Voteless
      Miami

      Registering to vote without a fixed address is definitely a roadblock to homeless and low income people. But the law states that, "a homeless person should be able to vote even if they don't live in a traditional dwelling, you can register even if you are living on the street."

    • Get Out the Vote
      Charlotte

       A clear, minimal, yet sophisticated message to encourage others to vote.

    • We Are Young
    • Help Plan Our Next Four Years
      Kansas City

      This poster addresses one of the reasons why people chose not to vote, their feeling that their one vote doesn't matter, or doesn't count. By illustrating the election ballot as almost a blueprint for our future, and the letterform Vote as a three dimensional, tangible thing that can define the possibilities that result from voter participation, it tries to communicate the idea that every vote matters. Every vote helps us plan out our country's future. 

    • Internet Memes (All the Things)
      Kansas City

      My poster is based on the silly Internet meme that started to become popular in 2011 called "X all the Y." The meme originated from a well-known blog called Hyperbole and a Half, where the main character from the blog entry (which I have re-created in my poster) exclaims "Clean all the things!!!!!"

      The poster is funny and will definitely relate to college aged students, hopefully encouraging them to get out and vote for all the things!

    • Be Relevant!
      New York

      Regardless of our political differences,voting is the act that brings us all together and make us think through our choices, helps to promote compromise,and is the one action through which we are a united country.

    • Complacency V3
      Miami

      When I hear someone complaining about the state of our country, I ask if they vote, 9 times out of 10 they say no. Complacency will be our downfall. Vote!

    • Complacency is wrong...
      Miami

      When I hear someone complaining about the state of our country, I ask if they vote, 9 times out of 10 they say no. Complacency will be our downfall. Vote!

    • Foreign Affair
      San Francisco

      Uses controversial U.S. foreign relations to remind us of the broader impact our votes have here and provoke those on either side of the issues to make their voices heard this November.

    • Foreign Affair
      San Francisco

      Uses controversial U.S. foreign relations to remind us of the broader impact our votes have here and provoke those on either side of the issues to make their voices heard this November.

    • Foreign Affair
      San Francisco

      Uses controversial U.S. foreign relations to remind us of the broader impact our votes have here and provoke those on either side of the issues to make their voices heard this November.

    • The Elephant in the Room?
      Kansas City

      The elephant in the room is the fact that only 59% of able-to-vote citizens are exercising their right to vote. We need to close that gap.

      http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0781453.html

      Get the elephant, donkey and any other animal out of the room this November. Get Out The Vote!

    • Your Vote, Your Voice
      Charlotte

       Your vote is the change for your voice to be heard.

    • Love Hope United
      Dallas Fort Worth

      Love, Hope, United are three words within the hearts of the constituents that are essential in electing the next leader of the United States.

    • Speak Up!
      New York

      Regardless of your political view, as an American citizen, your voice does matter. So, SPEAK UP! 

    • Wash Out Injustice: Vote
      Knoxville

      In many cultures, religious practices, and memorials, water serves a sacred role and is used to cleanse, renew, provide rebirth, symbolizes peace or grace, is reflective and calm, but is still also tangible, fresh and full of life.  I found it fitting to use water (in a subtle way) as a reference for 'cleansing' society of injustice, which can happen through the active and tangible ritual of voting.  I also wanted to use my young son’s tub crayons for the word ‘vote’ to symbolize the importance of thinking about those we vote for, who can’t yet speak for the injustices they may face.   

    • The Vote Will Keep Us Together
      Kansas City

      A poster created from equal parts blue and red. The white is what binds the two together. The distractions, also in white, can keep us together or spread us further apart. We place so much attention on things of lesser importance and when it comes to voting, so many people do not make the time.

       

    • I Voted!
      Las Vegas

      An Americana style poster focusing on typography as the design element. The message is encouraging people to vote because their voice matters.

    • No Ballot = No Voice
      Las Vegas

      An Americana style poster design letting people know that their vote is their voice.

    • Vote = Voice
      Chicago

       The voice that matters comes from those who vote.

    • Voting, Easy as 1,2,3
      Orlando

       The concept for the poster is "Connected dot".   

       

    • Right To Vote
      Portland

      No matter what you choose, the act of voting is always the right choice.

    • G?TOVT
      New York

       This poster is basically designed on three concepts: GET OUT, GET OUT THE VOTE, IT IS TIME TO CHANGE.

    • Don't Be A Zombie!
      New York

       Not voting on election day to better your country is a mindless act. Take a stand for your beliefs to create a future worth living in.

    • United We Vote
      Idaho

      It is important to remember that, as a democracy, our country only runs with a mix of differenciating opinions. As a nation, we are divided on certain lines, but should be brought together every election to vote. This way we can blend our ideas to make a diverse government that will keep our country both fair and interesting.

    • Cast Your Vote
      Chicago

      Cast your vote in 2012. Change happens when we exercise this fundamental right. 

    • Vote 4 Our land
      Los Angeles

      Following the theme, I created a poster that celebrates our land.  This country is filled with unique places and history takes places at various levels, including: local, state, regional and national levels.  Go out and vote 4 our land!

    • I Vote For...
      Atlanta

      I vote for justice, liberty, peace, equality, unity, change, my country, and more. Why do you vote? What will you vote for this year?

    • Everyone Votes
      Detroit

      Simple, bold, and playing off a favorite childhood Dr. Seuss rhyme, this poster was created to inspire everyone to vote. No matter who you are or which political party you are affiliated with, it's important that everyone votes.

    • Vote. For You.
      New York

       Think how voting is closely related to your life!

    • All in favor...
      Philadelphia

      Although we may have varying political ideologies and share different points of view, we all can agree that the right to vote is one of the most important rights we all share. 

    • Your Vote Can Fix 'U.S.'
    • Come Together
      Nashville

      America's strength as a nation is both fully realized and also furthered when we come together for a common goal despite individual party affiliations or individual stands on issues. Therefore, getting involved in voting is at the center of our strength as a nation--and only together is our nation truly strong.

    • Vote, and you shall be heard.
      New York

       The United States of America is a nation built by voters. The most effective method to get the attention from our government is voting. As of 2012, there are millions of people from around the world still fighting for this very basic citizens' rights. The right to vote. The right to elected their own government.

      In United States of America, if you don't vote, your voice could not be heard.   

    • Women's Liberation is Now
      Kansas City

      According to the 2010 U.S. Census Report, 70.4 million women voted in 2008, as compared to 60.7 million men — a difference of 9.7 million votes. This shows that women have the power to take more control over the issues that so greatly effect them in this election cycle. Don't let your voice go unheard. Vote.

    • Vote For Balance
      Chicago

      We the people keep the balance between the Government and us by voting! The poster symbolizes the balance of the word VOTE and how we can make a difference.

    • Some words are worth more points
      Las Vegas

      Some words are worth more points. Make the right choice. Get our there and vote!

    • Complete this picture
      Charlotte

      Elements of the flag are used to represent voting statistics

    • Vote, and you shall be heard.
      New York

       The United States of America was built by voters. If you want to be heard from our government, the most effective method is voting. In 2012, there are million of people from around the world who are battling for this the basic rights of citizens. The right to vote.

      If you don't vote, your voice could not be heard.  

    • Be Brave
      Charlotte

      America is the land of the free but we must not take that for granted. If we all get out and vote for what we believe in then we can preserve our land and freedom. For my design, I wanted to encompass that thought and to represent American soil. I used a quote from Elmer Davis, a well known reporter from the 1940's-50's. I created the word "VOTE" out of blades of grass that were set in soil. I took a photograph from above and implemented it into my poster.

    • VOTE
      Minnesota

      A clear and simple message.

    • Sing Out
      Connecticut

       Quote from Stars and Stripes Forever  -John Philip Souza

    • Choose Carful
      Connecticut

       ...and carefully

    • E Pluribus Unum
      Connecticut

       Many Under One is more true with each passing election.

    • Get Off of your Lazy Bum and Vote
      Richmond

      I used a typographic apporach that includes a tongue-in-cheek play on words (i.e. Lazy Bum). The message is pretty straightforward and implies that some Americans simply do not vote because they are lazy. It's sad but true. I want to encourage people to stand up — get off the couch and away from the TV — and make that simple trip to the voting booth. Voting is a wonderful honor and powerful privelege that we have in this country, so we should stand tall and get out and vote with an abundance of pride and dignity.

    • Make Your Mark
      Indianapolis

      One of the best ways to make your voice heard is to exercise your right to vote. Make Your Mark.

    • Make Your Voice Heard Blue
      Detroit

       Make your voice heard by voting

    • MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD.
      Detroit

       Voting is the public's form of voice.  To illustrate that fact I created states as text bubbles.

    • Sing Out
      Connecticut

       Quote from Stars and Stripes Forever  -John Philip Souza

    • devote
      Washington, DC

      To take simple words from our vocabulary and display them in a way that makes the reader take a second look. The words chosen all start with the same two letters but have completely different meanings. However, they are all ways that one can voice their vote and be devoted to electing the next president. 

    • Vote for Women. Vote by Women.
      Kansas City

      Women's issues such as health care, reproductive rights and workplace equality are at a prominent and precarious point in politics right now. That is why it is critical for women -- and all the men that support them -- to have their voices heard this election. 

    • Democracy: Choose Carful
      Connecticut

       ...and carefully.

    • 2012 United We Stand
      Jacksonville

      Voting is one of the most cherished Constitutional rights, it is our duty as American citizens. Election time is often portrayed as a country divided, but it is the truest display of union.

    • Get Out And Vote
      Nebraska

      It's easy to get apathetic about politics, but you can't complain about it unless you let your voice be heard and vote.

      Viewing the poster at a distance still translates a positive message. Getting closer shows another.

    • together we VOTE
      Kansas City

      My focus was the persuasion of the viewer to vote based off his or her sense of logic and the ironic appeal of "democracy together we vote."

       

    • Fight for Your Right
      San Diego

      If I don't fight, I don't have the right to:  ______ (fill in blank).

    • One Vote
      Toledo

      I wanted to stress the importance one vote can have on the future, while empowering individuals to make their vote count in 2012.

    • Complete this picture by voting
      Charlotte

      I based my poster on the voting statistics from 2010, and used an incomplete US flag to represent two of them that I felt were important.

    • DeclarationVote12
      Cincinnati

      The piece is based off of the declaration of independence's main thoughts and how they apply to this year's voting. The piece is nonpartisan in every way in the main statement of "all men are created equal" along with the action words of motivation, action, and involvement. Each of these things are what all americans should be doing to implement the government they wish to see in place.

    • We the People
      New York

      The Constitution of the United States. 

    • Fix What Is Broken
      Pittsburgh

      We all know that no government is perfect. Fix what is broken.

    • Your Right to Vote
      Richmond

      Nobody with ever deprive the American people the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting. —Franklin D. Roosevelt. This says it all.

    • VOTE
      Richmond

      Simple call-to-action—VOTE—in a playful juxtapotion of the letters.

    • Vote Yes or No
      Washington, DC

       If you want your voice to be heard, then you must take action.

    • Get Out The Vote Type Collage
      Charlotte

      I wanted to design a poster with bold colors and messaging, along with some playful typography. Each letter playing with postive and negative space and looking at how each letter interacts with each other. Get out and vote!

    • SPEAK
      New York

       By not voting you are stating that you have nothing to say. Omission of a vote is equivalent to silence. 

    • Your Voice Matters
    • Everyone Has a Voice
      Chicago

      I wanted to rally all the different political voices of country around one word: vote. Even though some of the forms jarringly diverge and converge into each other, the overarching message which resonates through their overlaps still communicates.

    • Butterfly Effect
      Salt Lake City

      The imagery represents how a single vote can make a difference. The various elements in the design refer to Chaos Theory's hypothothesis that something that is even small can effect the out come of something large. The path of the butterfly uses a single "Lorenz Orbit", the font used for the word VOTE is Chaos-Theorie, and the color purple was chosen to represent the two parties.

    • Make Positive Change
      Charlotte

       Make Positive Change Get Out And Vote

    • A stitch in time
      New York

      To get out the vote, I leveraged a medium that harkens back to the days of our founding fathers (and mothers)—and an often overlooked form of graphic design. Handwork evokes a sense of Americana, and I like that it is an art form practiced almost exclusively by women. The message is simple: Voting is essential to the strength of our society because then our leaders reflect the values of the majority and not just a small, determined group.

    • The Ballot is Stronger
      Charlotte

       As one of our country's most historic president's, Abraham Lincoln produced the most eloquent quotes and speeches that continue to live on in our country's history books. This quote is no exception. As we vote this November, we need to take a look at not only the who, but the why – why this country came to be so strong. That is because of our right to vote.

    • What Do You Get?
      Boston

      I always wonder why people do not vote. There is so much to gain by being an active member of our democracy. To visually communicate this message and to create a call to action for all that see it I decided to write out what I "get" when I vote, what everyone will "get" when they vote. The visual focus is on the actual action, "GET OUT AND VOTE."

    • Power Puff Politics-VOTE!
      Pittsburgh

      You've got the power! Use it!

    • Red, Blue, United
      Pittsburgh

      The image of the red and the blue channels needing to be "registered" correctly through appropriate lenses seemed an almost obvious metaphor for the blurred vision of our red-blue "color war". Perhaps it's mere retro fantasy to think that we can simply put on some glasses, gain proper perspective and then get together, but it's a vision many of us want, and one that needs to take place if we are truly going to be the "united".

    • Register Research VOTE!
      Charlotte

      Looking at this as a call to action piece, one aspect I wanted to get across is the importance of doing your research before voting. Voting is responsibility, we owe it to ourselves to not simply vote for something because we've "heard" about it, we need to research the topics so that we can make a informed and educated decision.

    • Devotement
      South Carolina

      Without devotion to sustain and improve our nation's democracy, citizens would be persecuted for their beliefs.

    • United We Vote
      South Carolina

       Through the power and privilege of voting, we shall stand united.

    • Occupy
      San Francisco

       A different take on the Occupy Movement

    • Go Vote
      Pittsburgh

      Let your voice be heard. 

    • Your Country Depends on You
      Washington, DC

      Short and simple. Gets to the point.  

    • VOTE/LOVE
      Pittsburgh

       It's simple. Show your LOVE of country — VOTE!

    • Democrat, Republican, Americans - VOTE
      Los Angeles

      Voting is an important way to voice our opinions on issues that affect our families and communities. By voting we're making our voice heard.

    • A Patriotic Vote
      Charlotte

      For me Voting is a very important part of being an American. Whether you're born a citizen, or you take the Oath of Allegiance for Naturalization.. it is a privilege!!  A privilege to make a difference, to have our voice heard, In many ways it's a patriotic way of making a difference and what is more patriotic than an American flag.  

    • How Do you see Government?
      New York

       I made this poster in my promo class at Kean University for Professor Robin Landa.

    • Hand Up : Vote
      Cleveland

      Voting to me is everyone putting their hand up and saying I count, I have a voice, I matter.

    • Get out and vote
      Washington, DC

       Voting is simple. All we need is the motivation to get out and do it. 

    • Every Vote Counts
      San Francisco

      Inspired by the rise in voter apathy I wanted to show how each individual vote contributed to the nations key decisions. To do this I built up the large X from all the smaller Xs much like tiles in a mosaic.

    • Value Your Voice.
      St. Louis

      It's important to remember that everyone has a say, but the only way to get your opinion heard and have it matter is to actually take a stand and vote.  

    • AIGA Get out the Vote 2012
      New York, Upstate

      The video shows how some people do not care to vote, because they believe their vote doesn't matter. Even though some people do not vote, they certainly have opinions on political subjects. Because they have opinions, they need to vote, otherwise their opinions would not be heard where it counts.

    • Turn the Tide
      Washington, DC

       One vote is all it takes. 

    • Speak
      Richmond

       Voting is speaking up.

    • The Voting Brawl
      Kansas City

      I wanted to use personification to portray the iconic animals from each political party in a vintage boxing poster environment. This poster depicts a humorous brawl between the animals and is eye catching with the main points expressed through hierarchy in type.

    • I voted.
      St. Louis

      In many countries, a finger dipped in dark, often purple ink, is a dual icon. It stands for the integrity of a democracy free of voter fraud, and is an outward symbol of the pride inside those who can freely say "I voted."

    • Dare to make an impact
      Boston

      Don't just sit back and have others decide for you. Dare to make an impact yourself.  Get out and vote.

    • Don't Let Your Voice Fade
      Pittsburgh

       Typographical poster encouraging voters to not let their opinions fade out and go unheard.

    • Vote Like You Mean It
      New York

      This is just my take on the get out the vote campaign. "Vote Like You Mean It" represents the need to inject passion back into the presential campaign. Don't just take voting for granted vote like it matters because everybodies future is on the line. Voting in its essence to me is that important. 

    • Show Your Love. Vote.
      Kansas City

      Using visual pun, I have referenced the act of placing your vote in the ballot box. The idea is to get that warm, fuzzy feeling, from voting, that you got putting a valentine in that special someone's valentine box. 

    • One Vote Can Rock The Boat
      Chicago

      An attempt to debunk the myth that your vote doesn't count. So many people have given up voting because they feel that their voice is insignificant. Your voice is only insignificant if you do not exercise your rights. Get out the vote!

    • Every Vote Counts
      Kansas City

      Many young adults believe that their single vote does not have enough impact to make a difference. As a result, they remain apathetic and do not vote on election day. The truth is, your vote does count.

    • Do Your Research
      Kansas City

      The average young adult spends 7 hours and 38 minutes consuming media every day. It is crucial for these young adults to take advantage of their consumption of media to research the issues, use their best judgement to formulate opinions, and VOTE.

    • your voice
      Wisconsin

       Voting is the most direct way the public can impact the governement. Stand up for what you beleive in and make your voice heard by voting.

    • Foundation
      Blue Ridge

       Sometimes we need to look back to look forward.  In this poster, one of our founding fathers reminds us to vote.  Vote!!

    • F*****g Vote!
      Minnesota

      This poster urges you to vote!  No matter the excuse, there is no point in not voting.  Vote to make a point! 

    • Earn your right to complain
      Miami

      If you didn't vote, how can you justify your complaints? Stop criticizing the government and do something about it by voting, at least then you have earned your right to complain about it.

    • VOTE
      Kansas City

      This poster targets people who are apathetic or indifferent towards voting and explains that every citizen in the country has the power to make their voices heard. So why don't we use it?

    • Your Two Cents
      Kansas City

      This poster's message is trying to promote enthusiasm for voting and to empower those people who are into voting to encourage other to vote as well.  Enthusiasm is contagious and a shift in the perception of voting may yield higher turnouts.  While this poster targets almost everyone who is eligible to vote in the United States, its style gears it towards the encouragement of youth voters to develop interest and share it with their peers.

    • VOTE
      Miami

      We all have voices. Vote and be heard! 

    • Vote
      Wisconsin

      This poster reflects the moto "Good Design Makes Choices Clear" with a simplistic approach. The color scheme and typographic choices made, allow this poster stand out and scream "VOTE"! Not to mention, the visuals provided give the viewers a reminder/lecture to go out and vote).

    • Voice your Choice
      Kansas City

      Everyone has an opinion about the issues. Voice your choice and vote in 2012.

    • The Biggest Mistake
      Kansas City

      "The biggest mistake you can make is to do nothing because you can only do a little."

    • Voting- Sexy and you know it
      Kansas City

      This idea came from the popular band LMFAO and one of their hit songs, Sexy and I know it.  

    • Fight for your Write
      Kansas City

      Voting is a challenge

    • The Pressure With The Youth Vote
      Kansas City

      The main reason I believe people don’t go out and vote is because of their lack of knowledge about the campaign through the advertising tactics. Politics always seem so overwhelming and in your face that often times I feel like most people would rather ignore it than soak it in and learn about it. With all of the media and advertising that is done, I feel like most of it is very ineffective and all looks the same. If the youth doesn’t know how to vote or who to even vote for, then why would they put the effort towards registering and going to vote? This I believe is the problem among young voters. I want to encourage the younger audience to learn more and go out and vote (especially if it is their first time being able to vote) because it is important, and it is something that has always been a large part of our culture. These days I feel like it is so hard for first-time voters to really understand themselves who they want to vote for and why. I want them to take action and vote, and take the time to really learn who you are voting for and what they represent. I feel like there should be a certain part of the campaign that really targets this group because there are emerging adults coming into this world and we want them to have a say.

    • vote
      Boston

       I created this poster as a call for bipartisan unity.

    • You are the Magic
      Miami

       We can't wait around and hope that Magic will solve everything. Your vote is the rabbit, and the magic trick, pulled from the hat. 

    • Vote and be proud.
      New Orleans

      To see a change you have to be part of it, trust yourself and be proud. Go vote.

    • Affect the Shift
      New York, Upstate

       We have the power to affect the shift of our elections. We have a responsibility to take advantage of this to make sure our voices are heard.

    • GO
      New York

      Voting is a personal decision. Every individual must come to understand and appreciate the power inherent in our voice, our perspective and opinions. Casting a vote is not only about choosing one candidate over another, it is the way to speak up and become part of the social process. This poster serves as a direct call to action; focused and informative: remember the date and act. The interaction within the typography serves as a reminder of the duality and profound importance of participating in this democratic process, as each vote interacts with others to achieve a desired collective outcome.

    • Free Stuff
      Kansas City

      Everyone loves free stuff.  Our country is free, we are free, and so is our vote. 

    • eeny,meeny,miny,moe.
      Kansas City

      The idea behind his poster was to involved the children's rhymes into the politics of today. many people have this opinion that their vote doesn't matter and having a distanced point of view. The poster is supposed to engage the audience through light humor but still get the message out of every vote matters.

    • Waste of Time
      Toledo

      This poster is a colossal waste of time. Instead, please, go vote.

    • Your vote is a terrible thing to waste
      Cincinnati

      Your vote is a terrible thing to waste. Let your voice be heard.

    • One Vote. Make a Difference.
      Birmingham

      In 1824, none of the four Presidential candidates received an electoral majority. The election was again thrown into the House of Representatives, where John Quincy Adams defeated front runner Andrew Jackson by one vote to become the nation’s 6th president.

    • Vote
      Detroit

       Your political affiliation does not matter, unless you get out and vote.

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