Monday, October 20, 2008

Vote!



I'm proud to say that I dropped off my ballot for the upcoming November 4th election this morning.  If you live in Oregon you will probably be receiving your ballot by mail this week if you haven't received it already.  With one of the most important elections of our time (in my opinion) occurring only 16 days away, I would encourage you to educate yourself about the issues if you haven't already, and then have your say about what the next four years are going to be like in this country, by voting.  

Normally, I intend to keep my personal opinions about everything other than letterpress and graphic design off of this blog, but in this case I feel I can make an exception.  This month I created 250 of the cards you see pictured below in support of the Obama campaign.  Each card is approximately 4" x 5" and was printed in three ink colors (red, blue and black) on Crane Lettra's Bright White 100% cotton letterpress paper. Each card features the following quote from one of Obama's campaign speeches: 

"Hope is what led a band of colonists to rise up against an empire; what led the greatest of generations to free a continent and heal a nation; what led young men and women to sit at lunch counters and brave fire hoses and march through Selma and Montgomery for freedom's cause.  Hope is the bedrock of this nation; the belief that our destiny will not be written for us, but by us; by all those men and women who are not content to settle for the world as it is; who have the courage to remake the world as it should be." Barack Obama, January 3, 2008

I sent 155 of these cards off to the Amalgamated Printer's Association for inclusion in their monthly mailing and I gave several out to family, friends, neighbors, etc.  I have approximately 50 left, if you would like one for your very own, please contact me and I would love to send one to you (while they last).  



I hope as a country we can come together and make better decisions for ourselves than we did the past eight years, because making the wrong decision in this election would only cause us 4-8 more years of the same failed politics that we're dealing with now.  If you need more convincing that voting for change is the way to go, watch this video: 
Seriously.  Think about it.  Happy Voting!!

35 comments:

nole said...

Oooh - I'd LOVE one!

Valerie said...

Kick ass! I said to Becca, when I saw this post, "Oh, we TOTALLY picked the right woman to design our invites!" This is seriously awesome.

You picked one of my fave quotes and the cards are beautiful!

Zac said...

Oooh, I'll take one too :)

I am heading back to Eugene at the end of the month, are you down for meeting up for old times sake?

- Zac

Kristin said...

@Valerie: Thank you! I'll stick a couple in the mail for you and Becca, if you want.
@Zac: Totally! Get in touch with me when you're back in Eugene. I would love to see you!

Prettylittlemess said...

I'd like one too! Is it too late?

I'd love to give this as a gift to my boyfriend. I think it would look lovely framed. Very inspirational.

Please let me know!

Kate said...

OMG two of my favorite things combined into one? Letterpress and Obama? Perfect! Do you still have some? I'd love to add it to my wall of inspiration!

maggie said...

They are wonderful!

If you have any left I would love one ... maggie.eatdrinkmarry@gmail.com!

julie said...

i would LOVE one too! letterpress + obama. love it.

daisy028 @ hotmail . com

Shannon said...

These are wonderful! You have immaculate talent. I'd love one, if you still have some left :)

slbowman at gmail dot com

Diane said...

Oh my goodness these are so beautiful. inspiring... I would love one is there are any available. (dstimets at hotmail)

regardless, they're gorgeous. :-)

Melissa said...

I would love one if it's not to late too!

melissasgreetings@gmail.com

Susula said...

Wooo...I'd love one if you have anymore! So great.

ups783@aol.com

Green {Goody} said...

I would love to have one if there is one available. These are amazing.

greengoody at gmail dot com

Sarah's Fab Day said...

These are gorgeous and I would love one if there are any still available (and if you have two one for my MIL).

sarahsfabday{at}gmail

caitstclair said...

That is fantastic! I'll definitely be coming back to visit!
And of course, I'm sure they've all been snapped up by now but if not... caitlancameron(at)gmail(dot)com. :-D
Thanks for making them! Even just the photo brightened my day!

katfolio said...

If there is even the slightest chance one is left please please i'd love it

kathryn.jenkinson @ gmail.com

Julia E said...

If there is any way, I would LOVE one. That speech and that quote makes me misty. Thank you!

JuliaL@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I would love one...

ccarezis@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would love one!

mvalera@almaddb.com

thanks!!!

Beau said...

I feel like I am a little late to the party, but if there happens to be any left, I would love one. There is a great spot on my office wall for it, nicely framed of course.

On a side note, I hope things are going well for you.

Ez said...

I'm not sure if I am too late or not, but I would so love to receive one of your wonderful prints! This is something I'd like my daughter to grow up reading every day!
Thank you for doing this!
Barack's got my vote come November 4th!
xo
Ez

nikkimatt said...

oh, i'm sure it's too late, but if it's not i would absolutely love one of these beautiful cards! you've made me wish we could afford to not diy it with our invites.. OBAMA 08!!
aulbach3@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

please send me one. i HOPE there is one left...

ldavidson_99@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Awesome! I'd love one. lizzylou0202 at hotmail.Thanks

DiAndria said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh please, Oh please say you still have your dear Barack (Vote) cards left....I absolutely adore him. I have been swamped at work and am only now getting around to checking my blog reader...only to see that you were offering your cards. I watched his TV (30 minute) spot and was brought to tears. This man is so charismatic, so brilliant, such a leader...and has forever changed my history as a young, female, African-American, daughter of a soldier. I love your work and this is no exception. Thank you again and be well.

Warmest regards,
DiAndria Green

stacy said...

please allow me to join the adoring bunch- if any of your beautiful obama cards are left, i would love one!! i just mailed my ballot off before watching the 30 minute commercial this evening...

cheers,
gallaghersk at gmail

DiAndria said...

Kristin,

I forgot to include my email earlier: diandriag@gmail.com

Awesome...hope I am not toooo late. thanks again for your design.

DiAndria

Meghan said...

I'd love one, too - what a thoughtful offer! aporial [at] yahoo [dot] com

Darling Dexter said...

Ooohh it's after election day..but do you have any left???

If so, darlingdexter@gmail.com

:) Yay!

so alaurable said...

I JUST found this! Is it too late?!

Susana said...

Is it too late? these are gorgeous and WE DID IT!! :)

Just found your blog; it's delicious!

Susana said...

sorry this is susana who just left you a message...i am not sure if you can see my email address. if not,it's susana901 at yahoo dot com

Anita said...

are there any more left? just one... oh, please... my daughter's name is hope so this would mean so much to have one... please lmk. thank you in advance.
happyac at aol dot com

Whitney said...

Me too please!

Kristin said...

It's exciting to see that we are still getting responses, comments and requests to this e-mail. Unfortunately, however, all of the Obama cards were spoken for as of early December 2008. Thank you all so much for your interest and support and we will definitely let you know here if we do a second printing!