In a period that people like to say "there's no such thing as bad publicity", I tell you people that if there's no bad publicity, I'm a 100% sure that there's is awesome publicity. US Elections will soon be arriving this year, and we got to see same great publicity from some candidates, but one of 'em deserves a special look: Obama Barack. Let's just get clear here for one second: this is not a political post or anything, 'cause i'd rather vote for Paul.

Web 2.0 is all about social networking right? Right! And some of the US Presidential candidates got right the feeling of it and saw a great opportunity of taking the most of it from the beginning, and are using some of the big social networking sites like MySpace, YouTube, Flickr, Facebook, just to mention a few. Paul is a good example of how online community can help grow funds for campaign. Obama got that right too, and his online campaign deserves an A++. His staff created even his own social network. His graphic design is pretty impressive as well... you might compare his site with other candidates such as Rudy Giuliani for example.

Barack Obama's website
Barack Obama's website

Everywhere from flickr to facebook
Everywhere from flickr to facebook

His logo and its several variations deserve attention as well... it has been under the design spotlight. It was created in partnership between mo/de and Sender LLC, and it changes depending on the subject. Another variation is the use of the american flag element among names of states.

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Congratulations for the US candidates... we hope to see some good political publicity as well in our home countries too pretty soon. And if you want to take a look at the candidates' websites, visit the Best CSS designs on the web | Presidential Candidates.

Author: Paul Antunes | If you want to write an article and have it published here send it via email to abduzeedo[at]abduzeedo.com

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