Election Posters – 2010

The Sheffield Wednesday FC dancing girls and Gordon Brown
Poster at the junction of Church Street and Bernard Street in St Albans
Under the Hanger Lane flyover, North London
London, Kings Cross at the bottom of Caledonian Road
Poster near Bushey Arches, Watford
The Unison Union poster on Euston Road London, anti Tory cuts
Modified poster in the Hackney area
More detail to the modified poster in Hackney
The poster in Camp Road, St Albans
Hackney London - Cameron poster
The Sheffield Wednesday FC dancing girls and Gordon Brown
Poster at the junction of Church Street and Bernard Street in St Albans
Under the Hanger Lane flyover, North London
London, Kings Cross at the bottom of Caledonian Road
Poster near Bushey Arches, Watford
The Unison Union poster on Euston Road London, anti Tory cuts
Modified poster in the Hackney area
More detail to the modified poster in Hackney
The poster in Camp Road, St Albans
Hackney London - Cameron poster

The 2010 British Election campaign was very much a head to head between Gordon Brown and David Cameron. That’s how the propaganda campaign developed from both Labour and the Conservative parties. This was soon to be endorsed by a street poster campaign mainly by the Conservatives. Using full face images of either of the leaders, the posters carried a punchy statement, e.g. with the face of Brown, the message would be negative: “this is how much he’s mucked up” and with Cameron, positive: “this is what I’ll do for you”.

The posters deployment depended where one lived, marginals were targeted to catch the swing voter and certainly in Hemel Hempstead, Watford and St Albans this was the case. Some of the London locations were used to catch the commuter possibly moving on to a marginal.

As a photographic project this appealed to me, I found these posters rather attractive within a street scene. If they were too low, the message could be modified which was fun and graphic.

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