Douglas May’s academic research focuses on utilizing the design process to yield solutions to increase social capital that bond, bridge, and link community relationships and by helping groups evaluate, conceptualize, sponsor, and plan required resources. His efforts have helped non-profit organizations plan and promote conventions, seminars, fund-raising, rallies, and other events. May’s on-going creative activities include a continuing professional practice for national, regional, and local corporate clientele. Over the last three years, his design work has been exhibited internationally by invitation from the Korean Society of Basic Design & Art, including gallery exhibits in; Seoul, Korea, London, England, Katowice, Poland, and St. Gallen, Switzerland. His recognition as an AIGA Fellow tops a long list of design awards for numerous career achievements over 40 years.
Count Every Vote is the poster that we are featuring for this Poster Monday edition and was created during the 2020 US Presidential Election. President Donald Trump continually discouraged voting by mail with an insistence that it encouraged voter fraud. The image is an interpretation of The White House, the official residence of the President of the United States. It is depicted as a US-style curbside mailbox with its flag raised. The force-connected image is placed on a non-canceled postage stamp with the numeral 20. The raised red flag on a mailbox indicates that there is outgoing mail inside the box. Ironically, President Trump himself votes by mail. The message is clear that every legitimate vote should be counted – including all those that may have been cast by mail. In a free society, designers need to communicate political dissonance to improve our democracy. Freedom should never be taken for granted.
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