11 Aug Hillary Clinton’s Forty-Five Pin Project features campaign buttons from designers across the country.
Hillary Clinton’s Forty-Five Pin Project features campaign buttons from designers across the country.
Hillary Clinton Recruited 45 Designers From Across the Country to Create Her Campaign Buttons89422065By Kristin HohenadelCampaign buttons designed by Joe Marianek and Dinah Fried of New York City–based agency Small Stuff (left) and by Nicole Jacek and Noreen Morioka of NJ(L.A.), a global design consultancy based in Venice, California (right).The Forty-Five Pin Project Campaign buttons have been around since supporters wore George Washington’s initials on their lapels. Abraham Lincoln was the first presidential candidate to use his image as a marketing tool on pins in 1860. William McKinley was the first to mass-produce these wearable tokens of political allegiance in 1896.In 2016, Hillary Clinton has recruited dozens of designers for the Forty-Five Pin Project, a series of 1- and 3-inch pins, made in the U.S. by union labor, in support of America’s first female major party nominee for president.