Scott Thomas, the design director for Obama for America (and the guy who kicked my butt every day for two months to make sure Vote for Change was as good as it could be) has put together Designing Obama.
This a fantastic book chronicling the art both from and inspired by the Obama campaign.
Here’s how Scott describes it:
The Obama presidential campaign was innovative. For the first time in American politics, a candidate used art and design to bring together the American peopleâ€”capturing their voices in a visual way.
The Design Director of the Obama campaign, Scott Thomas, has collaborated with artists and designers to create Designing Obama, a chronicle of the art from the historic campaign. Get the inside story on how design was used by the campaign, and scope out the pieces, created unofficially, by grassroots supporters.
The 360-page book is full-color and hardbound, highly crafted with an embossed sleeve. Forewords written by Steven Heller and Michael Bierut.
Like the campaign, this book is relying on small contributions to fund it. It will only get made if enough preorders are in place by November 5, 2009.