Launched on President’s Day, AIGA‘s Get Out the Vote campaign wields the power of design to motivate the American public to register and turn out to vote in the 2016 general election, as well as local elections to come. This year, in partnership with the League of Women Voters, AIGA civic engagement initiative will Get Out the Vote by:
- Presenting an online gallery of original, nonpartisan posters for printing and public distribution (below)
- Organizing exhibitions in conjunction with the Republican National Convention (Cleveland, July 18-21, 2016), Democratic National Convention (Philadelphia, July 25–28, 2016), and AIGA Design Conference (Las Vegas, October 17–19, 2016)
- Programming local events throughout the year organized by AIGA chapters and student groups across the country in partnership with League of Women Voters affiliates and other local partners
Many thanks to Neenah Paper and O’Neil Printing for their generous support of this national initiative.
From Milton Glaser to Paula Scher, Get Out the Vote has energized designers nationwide to contribute their talents. Watch AIGA national board member Agustín G. Garza’s poster, reimagined as a poignant PSA and televised by Azteca, an American Spanish-language network. Actor Edward James Olmos activates the designer’s call to action to reach approximately 43 million people, or 89 percent of the Latino population in the U.S. Plus, see how your voice and vision can add to the movement, below:
Design a poster
All AIGA members are invited to contribute posters through the online entry form. Submissions will be accepted through November 8. Download the .zip file containing the InDesign template for your poster. Designs will be reviewed by AIGA to ensure they communicate a voter-mobilizing call to action through nonpartisan visuals and copy.
Share a poster
AIGA Get Out the Vote posters are available for download, printing, and distribution by any interested in supporting our mission. Designs are scaled at 11 x 17 inches to suit personal color printers (as well as commercial printing presses). Explore the the gallery below and help us Get Out the Vote in your community! If sharing on social, use #AIGAvote and #GetOutTheVote.
AIGA has activated its community of designers across the U.S. and beyond to Get Out the Vote every four years since 2004. To see work featured in past campaigns, visit Get Out the Vote 2008 and Get Out the Vote 2012. The campaign is part of Design for Democracy, an AIGA initiative to increase civic participation through design.
A respected leader in the voter engagement field for over 95 years, the League of Women Voters is active in all 50 states and nearly 800 communities. League volunteers conduct nonpartisan voter registration, education, and mobilization year-round with the goal of engaging millions of voters in local, state, and federal elections, and ensuring that they have fair and equal access to the vote. Visit the League’s award-winning election information website, VOTE411.org, to find out about upcoming elections in your community.
GOTV identity by studio of Christine Wisnieski