Gather 'Round Designers* : Blog Of The Nation Get your McCain polos! Your Obama coffee mugs! Stephen Heller reviews all the campaign gear that's fit to shill...
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If you're looking for some summer gear — t-shirts, water bottles, polo shirts, the like — you can accomplish the...er...promotion of two birds with a single dollar. Campaign merchandise allows you to promote your candidate, while keeping hydrated at the same time. The question is, which candidate is winning the design war? Steven Heller is co-chairman of the MFA Design program at the School of Visual Arts — and he's been blogging about the ups and downs of campaign design (read his great post on typefaces) — he'll review what's out there so far, today at the Newseum.

*Don't you miss Tim Gunn?