The Phony Campaign

2012-07-08 Update

[phony baloney]

Things were a bit quiet, with President Obama's phony hit-count lead over Mitt Romney shrinking a bit, but still over 20-to-1 in his favor.

Query String Hit Count Change Since
2012-07-01
"Barack Obama" phony 21,900,000 -1,100,000
"Mitt Romney" phony 993,000 -5,000
"Gary Johnson" phony 392,000 +3,000

It was one thing when the Obama campaign ripped off Luxembourg's flag for their bumper sticker color scheme; but now they're using the "Revolution Gothic" font in campaign materials. The myfonts.com site helpfully points out that the font is "inspired by retro propaganda posters and wallpainting in Cuba from the 60s to 80s."

Could that possibly be true? Compare and contrast one of the campaign images:

[Betting on America]

with a sample from a font company website:

[America is unimpressed]

Yeah, I guess that's pretty close. Can you imagine the meeting among the campaign's graphic designers?

"You know what? We need a font that helps persuade voters that America's dire economic straits are in no way the fault of the bankrupt ideology of its leaders!"

"Well, OK… hm… let's see what they used in Cuba for the past few decades."


Last Modified 2014-12-01 2:54 PM EST