Letterpress an Election Day Keepsake at the ASU Book Arts Studio

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Dan Mayer
Just in time for Election Day, Dan Mayer has some serious eye candy.

The local creative is an instructional specialist at ASU who runs the university's book arts/letterpress studio. In the studio, Mayer says students learn fine typography through handset type, print on hand presses, resulting in limited-edition handmade books, prints and artists books.

And tomorrow, he's welcoming the public to play student and handprint their own keepsake on a letterpress and "get a hands-on sense of history as it unfolds throughout the Election Day."

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- Greetings from Nowhere: Safwat Saleem's Letterpress Holiday Cards
- Friends with (Letterpress) Benefits
- Hazel and Violet INK's Vintage Printing and Modern Inspiration

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Marshall Reese Talks Video Art and Political Advertisements Tonight in Tempe

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ASU Art Museum
Political advertising has been around since the age of politics (and since anyone thought to scratch their candidate's name into stone), but the art of sharing information while visually persuading voters and slamming your political opponents has evolved since it began airing on television in 1952.

Marshall Reese and Antoni Muntadas are no strangers to political advertising. The two international artists have gathered short clips and rare spots used in campaigns every presidential election since 1984.

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- Safwat Saleem's "A Bunch of Crock" is a Gag Reflex, of Sorts
- Sheriff Arpaio Distorts Truth in Ad About Sex-Crimes Investigations
- Kyrsten Sinema Doesn't Like America, but Loves Flower Power, According to Vernon Parker Ad


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The 10 Best "Binders of Women" Across the Internet

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Because nothing expresses irony and outrage quite like a meme, thousands took to the internet after last night's debate to add their own response to Mitt Romney's sound bite on workplace inequality for women.

When he spoke about recruiting women for his cabinet, Romney said he and hist staff "'went to a number of women's groups and said, 'Can you help us find folks,' and they brought us whole binders full of women.'"

Within minutes, "Binders Full of Women" had its own Twitter hashtag (#bindersfullofwomen), Facebook page with hundreds of thousands of likes, and a Tumblr page dedicated to countless memes. Here are a few of our favorites:

See also:
- Mitt Romney 2012: An Illustrated Wishlist of Political Kitsch
- How to Play the 2012 Presidential Debate Drinking Game

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Barack Obama 2012: An Illustrated Wishlist of Political Kitsch

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Katie Johnson
The 2012 Presidential Debates kick off tonight -- time to devise drinking games, take to your twitter, and start building memes.

And what better opportunity to follow up our Mitt Romney Illustrated Kitsch than with our Barack Obama Illustrated Kitsch. Here are five political absurdities that you can start buying or start making right now.

See Also:
Mitt Romney 2012: An Illustrated Wishlist of Political Kitsch
How to Play the 2012 Presidential Debate Drinking Game

5. Glowbama

Many look to Obama to light their way through dark economic times. Now they can also look to him to light the way to the bathroom in the middle of night.

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Mitt Romney 2012: An Illustrated Wishlist of Political Kitsch

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adamgoodrich.com
There are so many things to look forward to during Election Season -- voter registration, explosive political arguments with loved ones, and of course, novelty items.

No election campaign is complete without bobble heads, bumper stickers, accessories, and attire. But we have to appreciate those enterprising individuals who check outside the box, taking the political theme way too far.

In the spirit of crap we wish existed, we present the first half of our political kitsch wishlist (Obama Edition coming soon). Here are five political absurdities (Jan Brewer's recent Obama endorsement not included) that you can start buying or start making right now.


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