Stuck on Lapel Pins

The New York Times has a great little story called Stuck on Lapel Pins, which basically dips back into questioning Obama’s patriotism because he doesn’t wear a flag pin (most of which, are made in China). So what they’ve done is asked some illustrators and designers to create an new, alternative pin that he could wear instead. My personal favorite came from the awesome Oliver Munday who came up with afresh and modern approach to the topic, wearing a badge. On each one is some sort of clever, hipster saying or contemporary interpretation of classic symbols and ideas. I think Oliver should actually make sets of these, I know I would wear some of those.

There’s also Ray Bartkus’ idea, which is to simply rip the lapels off of all suits everywhere, thus killing this stupid debate.


4 Comments Stuck on Lapel Pins

  1. michael July 17, 2008 at 8:50 PM

    That typeface will rule America. Slowly but surely, it has already sunk in. I’m not going to lie though, it’s in my portfolio.

  2. colleen July 18, 2008 at 3:07 PM

    i wish my mouth looked like the united states

  3. Bobby July 18, 2008 at 8:27 PM

    I wish you did too! haha

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