Barack Obama took home the Democratic Presidential nomination last night in Minnesota. As the first African American on a major political party's ticket, this historic achievement, followed for months by the blogosphere, has finally reached an end. Having seemingly touched on every area of the marketplace, Obama's campaign was not only a political coup, but stirred up tons of buzz in the design world as well.
Politics, after all, is about marketing -- about projecting and selling an image, stoking aspirations, moving people to identify, evangelize, and consume. The promotion of the brand called Obama is a case study of where the American marketplace -- and, potentially, the global one -- is moving.
In a campaign that has embraced Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, Barack Obama succeeded in using technology and design to further not only his political reach, but his emotional impact on voters. The outpouring of inspirational content generated in the form of songs, testimonials and art proves that the American marketplace certainly is moving, and perhaps even...Changing?
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Emilie Baltz believes believes food to be the most revealing part of culture and works in multiple mediums, both commercially and artistically, to explore that notion in the most robust way possible. Trained in Film Studies, Photography and Industrial Design, she borrows omnivorously from multiple mediums in order to deliver joyful experiences for consumers. The outputs of this practice are personal and professional, functional and fantastical. Her goal is to provoke delicious new perspectives on the world through social, formal and industrial processes.