26 Mar 2008 8:00 am   //   Filed under: In the news, Typography

Obama potpourri

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– How deliciously crisp is that font on the Obama signs? It’s called Gotham, and it was first commissioned for GQ magazine. Designers Tobias Frere-Jones and Jonathan Hoefler were inspired by the lettering on the Port Authority bus terminal. Here’s a short video about Gotham.

– When Barack Obama gave his “A More Perfect Union” speech a week ago, I decided not to write anything about it. Enough had been said already, plus I was still digesting it. It was a really important speech that set a new standard for how informed, concerned Americans should talk about race relations. But as time passes, it doesn’t seem especially historic. I doubt it will help Obama become president. As we’re seeing, the final leg of the Democratic primary process is more about delegate wrangling than about any serious policy disagreements.

– PDNPulse: President Clinton And Rev. Wright

– The Onion: Black Guy Asks Nation For Change.

(Photo above by the Obama campaign.)