Back in the mid- to late-1980s, I was a member of a graphic design movement I will call “Times + Helvetica.” It’s not really proper to call this a movement, of course, but I will anyway. This movement turned out a lot of logos, ads, posters and magazine pages the chief design effect of which was the cunning mixture of Times and Helvetica. Like this:
The latest example of my own work that uses this technique is the logo I designed for ISN in the mid-1990s, a perverted-by-ISN, badly-kerned version of which you can see here.
This morning in the mail there was a piece from Conservative candidate Darren Peters that rather effectively uses this same technique. Everything old is new again, I guess.
Policies and personalities aside, Darren has established a strong presence in the political graphic design horse race. We’ll have to see what his opponents come up with.
If Darren’s opponents use the same clowns for the Federal election as they did for the signage and brochures for the Provincial,(remember the faded images on the 4x8’s and the door knockers without holes,) then we might as well all start practicing calling him, Darren Peters, MP for Charlottetown!