It was long enough in coming, but Joe Biden FINALLY made his announcement of running for the Presidency official late last week. And while it took him a while to announce it took no time for the problems with Joe to erupt.
Plagarism, harassment questions, misrepresenting his college record, his work on the Anita Hill hearing, and some weirdly racist comments he have all loomed quickly after he entered the race.
One other challenge however was completely unplanned for: Joe’s campaign logos are getting dragged.
.@JoeBiden's new logo trades in the 2008 transitional serif for a bold sans-serif and drops the '08 to simply, "Biden President". The logo still primarily uses blue with red accents and utilizes the "E" as stripes rather than the star. #Joe2020 #JoeBiden pic.twitter.com/VxmXVeUG0J
— Center for American Politics and Design (@politicsndesign) April 25, 2019
Helpful as they were in explaining to us what it is we can actually see for ourselves, the Center for Politics and Design did not explain one detail: why are the logos for Joe so horrible?!
Biden’s logo has an nice nod to his 1988 run to be Leader of the Labour Party and I like how he has a dedicated twitter icon (a lot of candidates have forgotten this). However, dull colour scheme and whilst I understand the “E” as the flag stripes, it just reads as “Jo”. 5/10 pic.twitter.com/MxfDdr8KcD
— Jack Tindale (@JackTindale) April 25, 2019
Dems usually crush the GOP on logos …this is a big yeesh! https://t.co/9x1vv9xIIr
— Christian Toto (@HollywoodInToto) April 25, 2019
Joe Biden’s presidential logo looks kinda bad unless he’s actually running for office in Puerto Rico ?? pic.twitter.com/Xwjl3zKRYG
— Sᴛᴇᴘʜᴇɴ I. (@SIra_92) April 25, 2019
The Biden team has created a number of variations, and none of them has inspired much in the way of positive feedback. There is this play, off of his first name, that is also missing the mark.
i say this with sincere disrespect, but the Biden logo is a tragedy. Weird alignment and anemic '2' letterform aside, I struggle to read this as "Joe", a pretty simple word to parse. It's looks like "Jo" skid-marking out of frame, perhaps a decent metaphor for this run. pic.twitter.com/e5Jrts75fV
— Erik Hinton (@erikhinton) April 25, 2019
There was also another problem found with this design–
the zeroes in the "2020" in Biden's logo are not, in fact, actual zeroes – they are "O"s ("2O2O") pic.twitter.com/3ESONJuRci
— taber (@taber) April 25, 2019
These days, that's like having spelling errors in your resumé. pic.twitter.com/ZyzkbOl8no
— Libra Monkee ☯ (@LibraMonkee) April 25, 2019
And more than a few noted the desperation in this effort.
— Courtney Marabella (@CourtMarabella) April 25, 2019
— VCU Papa ? (@VCUPav) April 25, 2019
Joe Biden’s logo clearly riffing on Obama logo’s “O” but nostalgia won’t be enough, Jo. pic.twitter.com/9BnV35OMRW
— ?Nezua? (@nezua) April 25, 2019
And then there were the outright misfires noted.
?You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have pic.twitter.com/3gXXlXrDcW
— Cuffy (@CuffyMeh) April 25, 2019
either i haven’t had enough java or joe biden’s campaign logo says “jack off”
— aleksander chan (@aleksnotalex) April 25, 2019
And there is probably one thing that the Biden camp does NOT want to call attention to with their graphic design.
is it just me or do the red stripes look like fingers grabbing a boob pic.twitter.com/LlvPGv9vjH
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) April 25, 2019
Hands on leadership!
— William F. Tell (@MuseSeeking) April 25, 2019
Grope And Change.
— Retread ??? (@Retread03) April 25, 2019
— Augustus Caesar (@Caesar63BC) April 25, 2019
Maybe this last one was an early draft that was rejected.
Well, at least they didn’t opt for JOE!