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November 20, 2007

Mailer for Mayor (In Memorium)

In 1969 Norman Mailer ran for Mayor. In 2002 my grandfather (probably the most Mailer-like person I know) gave me an original copy of the campaign poster that he had squirreled away for 30+ years. A week or so ago, Mr. Mailer passed away, so it seems like the appropriate time to put this poster on the web, since I have never been able to find a copy online before. I'm about as far from a knowledgeable design critic as you can get, but this thing is an undeniable work of art, especially in the eye of any native New Yorker.



What a platform:



The boroughs, in order of time I've spent in them:



Some lovely embellishments on the Hudson River:



And my favorite little twist:



Not a bad running mate:



But not a good day either (they came in 4th):



For more info on the campaign itself, check out a recent NYTimes podcast and an interview on WNYC with Jimmy Breslin, Mailer's running mate and another icon of New York realness.

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