Sunday, August 23, 2009

Commentary By PJTV On Iconography



Barack Obama ran an unprecedented Presidential campaign - utilizing the power of design to help secure the seat of the President of the United States of America. However, his iconic emblem, the ever present "O", holds more power than even Obama knows. Bill Whittle points out the dangers of branding an ideology with an icon and how, perhaps, the powerful symbol will be used against the very man it built up.


And as Bill Whittle points out - Powerful branding has been used by other "leaders" too...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Don't you think you're contradicting yourself given your own usage of political imagery on the same website as this blog post?

Michelle said...

Anonymous,

I think you're confused. there's a huge difference between using political imagry and creating a "brand" of a particular person, in this case Barak Obama. Judy Aron, as far as I can tell, has not developed her own brand in an attempt to emotionally control people and sway them to her ideology. Have you, Judy?

Be careful, Anonymous, to use your brain and not simply become offended or fawning based on emotional responses. A wise person is critical of everything and everyone (patricularly when sopmeone is trying to convince you or sell you something) until they make up thier own mind.