As an illustrator, my time is spent more on the features sections of the newspaper, not so much the news sections. This year I got to create fictional election buttons for the candidates for our coverage of the Republican and Democratic conventions. I had more fun than I though I would - I played around with half-tones, shadows and shiny highlights in Photoshop. What do you think? Do you like my buttons? Did I represent both sides fairly?
The conventions are over and it's time for the debates and finally our decisions. I hope you will all get out and vote no matter which button you like best - and no matter what obstacle you have to overcome to do so. Have a great weekend!