Lawn signs are one of the most reliable and impactful staples of an election. Over the years in presidential elections, there have been some iconic designs that political junkies associate with specific candidates. In a new campaign, echoing one of the most crucial issues of our time, the names of those killed through police brutality replace politicians’ names.
The work, “Vote for Them,” from Goodby Silverstein & Partners for the Courageous Conversation Global Foundation (CCGF), reminds people that it’s not a vote for a candidate, but one for those who cannot vote due to the actions of the police.
Displayed in front of the White House and U.S. Capitol, several signs, with familiar designs, cut a striking image. Breonna Taylor’s lawn sign is a replica of Donald Trump and Mike Pence’s, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ design is for George Floyd. Some other past campaigns include Stephon Clark replacing Ronald