Saturday, April 25, 2009

'Cabinet Athletes'

Digging through my archives, I came across this incomplete personal project from early 2007. The idea was to show another side of the (then current) members of the Bush administration. A little browsing revealed some physical activities each character was involved in during their younger days: Donald Rumsfeld played football (and wrestled) in University, Condoleeza Rice took figure skating lessons as a child, Dick Cheney wrestled (and played football) in University, and Alberto Gonzalez had pipe dreams of playing baseball professionally as a youth. Didn't get to sketching out George, but his activity would (of course) have been cycling.

The end product would have been a series of stylised 50's-era posters or 'trading cards.' Perhaps I will apply the same concept to the current administration...

mock-up of a final layout

dick cheney

condoleeza rice

alberto gonzalez

donald rumsfeld