As part of his ongoing series on the New York Times blog Campaign Stops, Steve Heller asked me and three other design industry folk to comment on the merchandise sold by the presidential candidates. In “From Mousepads to Piggy Banks,” Steve also talks to Julie Lasky, my editor at ID, Allan Chochinov, my editor at Core77, and Karrie Jacobs, who is not my editor anywhere but who wrote the awesome book The Perfect $100,000 House: A Trip Across America and Back in Pursuit of a Place to Call Home.
Steve has pulled together a nice analysis of the online stores and I love hearing from my fellow design mavens. I am also extremely excited about seeing myself referred to as ‘Ms. Walker.’ But as always, I am probably most entertained by the post’s comments. For example:
Can we stick to matters of substance? The candidates are running for the presidency, not for a contract to run the airport souvenir shop.
A very good point. As is this:
I wonder who made this paraphernalia. Was it all made in USA? Is any candidate selling sweatshop products?
And my favorite:
Hillary is also selling pander and lies.