Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Although caricatures won’t sway an election, they can influence public perception. Through caricatured distortion President Lyndon Johnson, with his elephantine ears and hooked beak, and President Richard Nixon, with his exaggerated five o’clock shadow and witches peak, were made equally buffoonish and demonic.
The visual satirist’s time-honored role is to make mountains out of physical molehills, thereby reducing their targets to comical icons, knocking the pomposity right out of them.
Read the rest from Steve Heller's NYT article Drawing the Candidates.
Satchmobama by Rick Meyerowitz.
Now this is brilliant!
Thanks to the smart folks over at SparkFun, designer Leah Buechley used LED’s and her self-developed wearable e-textile technology known as: LilyPad Arduino to create the this sweet biking jacket complete with controls located on the wrist.
Each LilyPad was creatively designed to have large connecting pads to allow them to be sewn into clothing. Various input, output, power, and sensor boards are available. They're even washable!
Thanks again to Swiss Miss.