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):