September 01, 2006

The Election Day Advent Calendar 

posted by Paul Smith @ 11:18 AM

I'm actually following through on a promise! What a concept.

I'm pretty proud of this one: it's the 2006 Election Day Advent Calendar. You guessed it: instead of counting down to Christmas, you count down to Election Day. Instead of opening up doors on wintry scenes, you'll reveal key moments in the history of our electoral process, narrated by the likes of Teddy Roosevelt, Susan B. Anthony, and Jon Stewart.

The Calendar is the first serious for-sale production of Gerrymander, a new business based here in Chicago that I'm starting with my partner in crime Ben Helphand. Our goal is to make fun, democracy-themed stuff.

The D.C. edition of the DailyCandy featured the Calendar Friday. They ran with the concept and produced a poem in the style of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas, even managing to rhyme "George Stephanopoulos."

I'm particularly excited that ├╝berblog Boing Boing picked it up. *sniff*

I do hope you'll check it out and I'd love to hear your feedback.

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