US Presidency in 2016

When Rand Paul announced he was running for the US Presidency in 2016, for a brief moment, I thought of Paul Rand the Graphic Designer. How different our country might be with a graphic designer as president… In addition to World peace, the environment, and improving education as top agenda items, I can imagine an executive order that all printed materials and websites be designed with thoughtfulness and purpose. A society surrounded with artfully organized images, good use of white space, legible type, and thoughtfully crafted artwork would certainly change our culture for the better. Imagine text books that have been laid out specifically to make it easier to learn.  School lunch menus so artfully produced that the food would also have to rise to the challenge. This thoughtfulness would spill into our living spaces and city panning… as an example, take a look at Columbus, Ohio. Maybe, just maybe, this is the secret ingredient our government is missing? Electing a graphic designer as President might be a little out-of-the-box, but we’ve already tried former military, attorneys, and actors.  I vote we give it a try.

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