First, this is not really a political post.
So, when my friend Techfun mentioned on Twitter that he was so used to get his news through text or audio that he needed some Republican Trading Cards to keep all the players at the convention straight -- I thought, now THERE'S a project!
So, I took a day off of working on Oppositional Design and cleaning house and came up with a couple of designs. The first one required a bit too much work for a quickie project (I was contemplating the really old style cigarette cards), so I went with a more modern version.
These are simple cards and they are NOT partisan. They are simply a nice design on the front with a photo of the politician. The back of the card states the name of the politician, a little about their political position and which day they spoke. I also included the day's theme and McCain quote as well.
So, if you want to print these out and frame 'em or throw darts at them, it's up to you.
Warning: These are print quality PDF files approximately 5mb apiece. Each file includes two pages, a front and back. You should be able to print these out on cardstock and cut them out to have your very own complete Republican Convention Trading Card set!
Includes Lieberman, the Bushes, Cheney, Giuliani, Huckabee, Ridge and Palin.
Includes Huntsman, Marin, Thompson, Lingle, Steele, Coleman, Whitman, Fiorina and Romney.
Includes Cindy McCain, Jindal, Pawlenty, Brownback, Martinez, Crist and McCain (plus two bonus cards!).
Front and back sample:
Let me know if you enjoy them!
The perfect accompaniment to the nausea I'm experiencing as I watch the RNC in St. Paul. Sam Brownback just said, "We are blessed to be a blessing."September 4, 2008 8:30 PM
That is so funny! I honestly can't handle much more! I'm gonna cry it's so funny!September 4, 2008 9:24 PM
YAY! I'd love to shoot the faces off these retro republicans. These will be perfect for target practice.September 4, 2008 11:28 PM
I DO like them! :)September 9, 2008 12:13 PM
Those are beautiful. Any one up for a game of Old Maid, I mean, Old Man?September 9, 2008 1:47 PM
OMG, Timethief, you just said you want to shoot the faces off Republicans! Ur gonna be on Limbaugh today!
Seriously, these are great. That picture of Tom Ridge makes him look a Tamany Hall party boss, rubbing his hands together greedily.September 11, 2008 7:04 AM