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November 4th, 2008 | 2 Comments

A blast from election day past!

In 2000, I was asked by the Philadelphia Weekly to do the cover for the post-election day issue, which was to hit the stands the day after the Bush/Gore election. As you might recall, the election was extremely close going into the final days. The editors, art director and I decided that the best route was to do two covers. The expectation was that by the time the paper had to hit the presses it would be clear who had won.
Ha ha ha. Little did anyone know that it would actually be two months before anyone knew who "won." After all that, the paper ended up running a picture of Ralph Nader on the cover (see below).
The best part was the getting to put in the little jokes at the bottom of these covers. Be sure to click on the images to see them larger.
And if you haven't got out to vote yet, get off your computer and go do so!

Gore Wins cover
Bush Wins cover
Here's the cover that actually ran the next day. As disappointed as I was as the illustrator of the other two, I thought it was pretty clever. Thanks to the former PW a.d. Jeff Cox for sending this cover along.
Ralph Nader cover

2 Comments

  1. Laurie says:

    these are great! You should print some for me. Cuz you love me. :)

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