Saturday, August 29, 2009

Obama O - The Power & Danger of Iconography

Barack Obama ran an unprecedented Presidential campaign - utilizing the power of design to help secure the seat of the President of the United States of America. However, his iconic emblem, the ever present "O", holds more power than even Obama knows. Bill Whittle points out the dangers of branding an ideology with an icon.


john Grant said...

Hey Eric. Thanks for bringing this video by to my attention. The GOP should hire Whittle. Although I was aware that Obama used symbols extensively, I did not appreciated just how extensive and insidious they are. Getting a grip on Obama is like trying to hit a moving target given the complexity and dynamic nature of his assault on the American psyche. I certainly will be folling Mr. Whittle and his insights in the future.


John Grant
Metcalfe, ont.