Request your “Vote 2020” postcards here!

AIGA South Dakota asked five area designers to create compositions celebrating our opportunity to have a voice in our democracy—to vote. We worked with local letterpress shop Smith & Smith to print these designs as hopeful, non-partisan, 2-color postcards that people can send to encourage friends and family members to vote.

These limited edition cards turned out beautifully, and now we’re ready to mail them out, free of charge! Request your set of cards below, and send them out to encourage folks to vote!

Request your set of postcards

Postcard sets contain one print of each of the five designs. Only 200 sets were printed, but while supplies last we’ll mail them out!

Requests for postcards are now closed. Thank you to all who participated!

Find out how to vote in your area!

Holding an election in the middle of a pandemic creates a lot of confusion! Here are two trustworthy, non-partisan resources that can help you navigate the process:

The Printing Process

Smith & Smith invited the designers to come see their work on the presses, and even to participate in the printing process. We intentionally chose to use both red and blue in each design, a visual symbol of how two very different elements can work together to make something beautiful.

Extending the Work

After the postcards were sent to print, we approached a number of local motion designers to create animated versions of the artwork. We’re looking forward to seeing what they create!

Meet the Artists

These five local designers contributed their designs and time to make this project come together.

Laurie Bertrand

Ashton Dockendorf

Mandy Sturdevant

Jim Hughes

David Saldaña-Rico

Vote 2020 letterpress postcards

Thanks to our sponsors!

Special thanks to the letterpress wizards at Smith & Smith for making this project and these designs come alive on paper! (Look for some of their print work at Notable Press.)

Thanks also to Boxcar Press for contributing materials!

Published October 1, 2020