Nixon Now! Nixon Never!

So, which of the United States’ 43 past POTUSes, living or dead, would you vote for today—knowing, of course, what you already know about their respective pasts?

Twenty students in the School of Visual Arts MFA Design / Designer as Author and Entrepreneur program, which I co-chair with Lita Talarico, were given the task of retrofitting campaign strategies for 20 of the 43, who were selected at random. Some had to re-cast our mythic heros (George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, FDR, and JFK), while others celebrated the lesser knowns (Franklin Pierce, Warren G. Harding, and William Howard Taft). One even had to spin a new narrative for the disgraced Richard Nixon.

Taken from Atlantic post, “A Design Challenge: What if Nixon, Lincoln, or Bush Were Running Again?” by Steven Heller which can be found here


May 20, 2012