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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Help Give Democrats and Republicans a Much-Needed Makeover

Posted By on Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 1:21 PM

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  • A lot of things have changed since the 1800s

After watching the recent presidential debates, there's nothing we'd like to do more than give the Republicans a complete makeover -- physically and politically. New Gingrich's hair alone gives us so much to work with.

Thankfully, a San Francisco-based design company is allowing frustrated voters like ourselves to channel our political disappointment and create a new (unofficial) logo for both the Republican and Democratic parties, as part of a Super Tuesday contest.

The contest, which started today, ends next Tuesday, so best start thinking about how to illustrate your right-wing or lefty views outside of the traditional elephant and donkey (although the Democrats did introduce a new logo in 2008).

Here's how the contest works:

Once participants enter their logos at 99designs.com, the public will rate the designs, which will also be sent to politicians to judge. The 99Designs staff will take all these opinions into account before selecting the two winners -- one to represent Republicans and one to reflect Democrats.

The winning designs will be sent to the head of both national parties for their own consideration. Even better, the winners will get $500.

We're tempted to enter this:

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.

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