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WIP Weekend: Don’t Boo, Vote!

I’ve been super-busy this week and only able to keep up with the chaos that is American politics via the occasional social media break. And maybe a quick speech here and there, or more often just a snippet. So when I saw the incredible reaction to the phrase “don’t boo, vote!” I kinda wondered what was up.

It’s certainly a fantastic sentiment, and from the President, no less.

Yes, you should definitely register and vote instead of sitting around booing, but… I mean, this isn’t the first time he’s said it or anything.

I do think he means it, from way back in 2012:

And then again in 2014:

Once again, earlier this month:

And then, folks noticed earlier this week:

Hoo boy, did they notice.

Rather than throw a pile of Tweets in here, I’ll just let you browse the hashtag: #DontBooVote. Folks were calling it the quote of the night and asking for tshirts, so I thought I’d oblige.

But remember that whole “busy” thing I mentioned earlier? Yep, still a thing. A tshirt is still a ways off, but here’s a couple of things I’ve started.

First just doodles:


Then I thought I’d just browse fonts:


Seeing what different stripe widths and star spacings looked like:


And then I tried the whole thing real quick, once:


…but to wear any of these on a tshirt? Nothing’s finished, and I don’t really love any of ’em that much.


Beth Voigt

Beth is a graphic designer in Chicago, a superhero in her own mind, and absolutely nothing on TV. She wrangles fonts professionally, pummels code amateurishly, and has been known to shove fire in her face for fun. Fond of volunteering, late-night bursts of productivity, and making snacks, she dislikes grocery shopping and sticky public transit and is only on her second smartphone. Her opinion is that you should try everything twice; if you don't like it, you were probably doing it wrong the first time around. If external links are your thing, here are links to Twitter and Instagram, and you can support her ongoing weirdness by buying her a coffee or six.

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