Douglas May is an academic research focuses on utilizing the design process to yield solutions to increase social capital that bond, bridge, and link community relationships 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 3 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 main image is a vector-base visual interpretation of The White House, the residence of the President of the United States, depicted as a US style curbside postal mailbox with the red flag up. The force-connected image is then 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 mailbox. Ironically, President Trump himself votes by mail. The message is clear that all legitimate votes should be counted, including all those that may have been cast by mail. In a free society is important for designers to communicate social dissonance to improve our democracy. Freedom should never be taken for granted.
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