After 16 weeks of action-packed exercises that will test them to the core, the recruits in Training Class No. 283 will pass into the elite ranks of the Secret Service — or leave humiliated.
When president Obama and two-thirds of the world’s leaders gather in New York City, it is up to the U.S. Secret Service to keep them all safe. Granted unprecedented access, our author tells the story of how the agency pulls off the most complicated security event of the year, from counter-surveillance to counter-assault, hotel booking to event scheduling.
For a White House speechwriter, there is a conflict in the State of the Union address. It’s the speech that gets all the attention, where the president lays out his legislative agenda for the year ahead. But as far as poetry, arc and theme, it can also be the clunkiest.
Barrack Obama’s ‘O’ logo could be found everywhere throughout the election season. it is a design that I myself absolutely loved and had many times wondered, how it came to be. In my Communication Graphics class, we look at logos, typography, etc. So my eyes had been expanding to take notice of designing well-thought-out logos.
The New York Times, has an interesting interview with Sol Sender, a graphic designer that worked on the logo.
“At the end of 2006, Mode, a motion design studio in Chicago, approached Sol Sender, a graphic designer, to create a logo for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. The resulting “O” became one of the most recognizable political logos in recent history. I spoke with Mr. Sender a few days after the election to discuss the evolution of his design.”