It looks as though the Democratic National Committee is aware of the talent here in our fine city. They showed their respect by selecting Idaho Stew to design the DNC poster. What started as a single poster ended up being three different pieces, two for the DNC and one for Obama. Here’s some background on the designs in Idaho Stew’s own words:
After we were selected to design the poster for the 2008 DNC, we presented two concepts. They liked both of them, but asked us to present one with mountains that were prominent in the design. After the second presentation, they decided they liked all three and asked us to take all of them to completion. The buckle version and the mountain version will be printed traditional offset, and we’re screen-printing the leaf version. We even get to attend poster signings at the convention.
The DNC let us know that the headline was too political, but that it would be good for the Obama camp. So who were we to say no to that? We’re going to screen print a limited edition to bring a personal touch.
Even though there is strong resistance in Denver to our western heritage, we decided to play off the rodeo buckle and embrace our heritage. Especially since this is the 100th year anniversary of the DNC in Denver. We created the illustration ourselves to be whimsical and approachable.