ink on paper (fiber product) on metal with plastic
Diameter: 1 in. (2.5 cm)
buttons (information artifacts)
Gail Anderson is a New York based designer and partner at Anderson Newton Design. Since 1987, Anderson has worked in the field of design at design firms, advertising agencies, and publications. Her work has received awards from major design organizations, including the Society of Publication Designers and the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA). In 2008 she received a Lifetime Achievement Medal from the AIGA. Anderson currently works as Creative Director at the School of Visual Arts Press and is on the Citizen Stamp Advisory Committee for the US Post Office. In 2013, the US Postal Service commissioned Anderson to design the commemorative stamp for the sesquicentennial of the Emancipation Proclamation. Anderson was only the second African American designer tapped to design a commemorative stamp, the first being Georg Olden who designed the Proclamation’s 100th anniversary stamp in 1963.
This is a pin-back button designed for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential campaign. It is a round button with a blue background with a large capital letter ‘H’ in the center. The letter ‘H’ is outlined in white and filled in with a bright orange color. Each upright leg of the ‘H’ has a dark blue lining the inside center of the leg. The caps at each end of each leg are highlighted in bright pink. An arrow with an orange shaft and dark blue head emerges from the left-hand leg and acts as the crossbar to the right-hand leg of the ‘H’. The arrow has orange and dark blue fletching feathers at the base. At the top margin of the button is white text that reads “HILLARY IS” and at the bottom margin the text continues “JUST MY TYPE.”