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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Simultaneously Fighting for Gay Marriage and Against the Stereotype About Gay Men and Good Design

posted by on November 11 at 15:47 PM


(The headline above is Savage’s joke. But seriously: if any designers—gay or straight—want to redesign this poster and send it to us, we’ll put it up on Slog. If more than one designer takes this project on, great. We’ll have a vote and send the best one to protest organizers to use in the future. These protests are going to keep happening, and for God’s sake the posters should look good.)

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What? They are just marching to the restroom.

Posted by beatgrl | November 11, 2008 4:05 PM

it was obviously designed by a lesbian. if a gay man designed this poster, there wouldn't be any women on it.

Posted by brandon | November 11, 2008 4:08 PM

No, no, it's one of those moving sidewalk, like in an airport.

Also, gays have asymmetrical heads and pointy feet.

Posted by w7ngman | November 11, 2008 4:09 PM

And for double god's sake get a real domain name, even if it just redirects. There's no copy and past on posters, and nobody's going to remember gid=35445293690.

Posted by Anthony Hecht | November 11, 2008 4:11 PM

@1 and @2: Hee!

FWIW, I think the design is fine: I can read it, it has the right info on it, and I get it.

Posted by hee | November 11, 2008 4:13 PM

The cookie cutter cut-out look seems to be popular in gay oriented advertising...apparently, it's seen as non-threatening to nervous and hostile straights.

it just makes me want to have a cookie.

Posted by michael strangeways | November 11, 2008 4:18 PM

some how the Stranger always gets diverted to the trivia


for a one day effort, looks great

wonder if the Stranger is donating an ad?

banner on the site - don't see one yet

THANKS, BIG KSS to the poster designer, right on


Posted by Eric | November 11, 2008 4:19 PM

Apparently they took their typographic cues from Eric here. Inappropriately wide leading? Why not?

Posted by Jason Petersen | November 11, 2008 4:22 PM

i'm on it....

Posted by boxofbirds | November 11, 2008 4:24 PM

yeah, sheesh. they prolly chugged this out in a day.
are you just mad cuz there's no rainbow on it?

and the figures...the style makes a good point somehow.

Posted by onion | November 11, 2008 4:27 PM

To Mr. or Ms. Poster Designer... graphic design is obviously not your profession, but you saw the need, made the effort and put something out there. Good job, thanks for stepping up, and I'll see you on Saturday.

Posted by Lestor Y. Judgenot | November 11, 2008 4:34 PM

Why do they all have sloping heads?

Posted by NaFun | November 11, 2008 4:35 PM


As you can tell - I can barely type - so what is the catty shit about - just your habit in dealing with people?

I am going to work hard on building this event, hope you do the same, then offer your designing skills for free to all those who can use them for, underfunded/little time to get the work done, political actions. Deal?

Posted by Eric | November 11, 2008 5:11 PM

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