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   March, 2009

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Austin Chronicle:

Among the many “firsts” in Barack Obama’s historic campaign, his unprecedented incorporation of graphic design and social-networking technology seems pretty small in comparison. Yet when we think of the campaign, its iconic deep blues and clean white type spring to mind; similarly, cornerstones of information for many voters this election were Obama’s Facebook and MySpace pages and the texts sent to their phones. Simply put, Obama’s ascendancy has bestowed further respectability on graphic design, new media, and social networking in politics, heretofore an afterthought –if that.