Bernie Sanders 2016
In 2016, I worked along many graphic designers to create content for the Bernie Sanders campaign, ranging from infographics to event flyers, and other imagery. So far, my most significant work has been with the 27 Dollar Bill design. $27 was the average contribution to the Sanders campaign, as well as a large symbol of the power of public funding, and I wanted to do a tongue-in-cheek representation of it while providing some information.
It all started with a stipple portrait of Bernie Sanders, which was taken from parts of Alexander Hamilton’s portrait. I’m very interested in this style of portrait, so it was fun to learn how the style works and how to change things to fit my needs.
I tried to change the bill design to have more callbacks to the campaign, and elected to go with a more blue color scheme to move away from the green/greed angle. All in all, I was very happy with the process and the resulting image. Most of the other work I did revolved around the many local events that go on in the campaign, such as block parties, rallies, phone banking, and canvassing.