Monday, September 19, 2005
VOTE SUMP! Project
In a nutshell, here's an idea I'm playing with: I would like to spice up Vicksburg's (Michigan) boring election season by creating a fictious character running for a fictious office. Given that my inner child seems to be a disturbed seventh grader, a position involving sewage seemed like a natural idea. So I illustrated a character named "SUMP" and created a fictious office title. SUMP would then be promoted via election yard signs, a micro website describing the candidate's positions (in an absurd way), circulation of a few flyers and lastly a huge cardboard cut out placed in various locations around town (to pique people's interest). That's it. That's the concept. Just a fun little experiment I'm thinking about trying.
Admittedly, it's definitely an idea that's a bit "out there". Really I don't have a goal in mind other than it'd be fun to see SUMP election yard signs next to legitimate candidates signage. Granted micro web sites and flyers might be overkill but, It may be fun to help people ESCAPE the ordinary.