has a great picture. "Mel for Mayor - It's Time" logo is catchy short and to the point. The artwork is bold, colourful & very professional. The overall sign graphics is modern classy, professional and dead on. First prize blue ribbon on signs goes to Mel Kositsky. He wins hands down by a country mile. Mel's sign has swag!
The clear Mayors' sign wars loser is incumbent Mayor Rick Green with this tragic mish mash that essentially says: " don't look at me I'm ugly, busy, boring and hard on the eyes". Why would anyone design it so Rick is in black & Green is in Red? His name and his slate-mate's names are lost in this busy amateurish collage that a two year old would create. Green's name is clumsily off center and the names and sheer volume of writing/information is tiresome, tacky and plain ugly. Whoever designed this sign must have gone to the design school of schlock. The slate-mates should put their graphic designers out of their misery and never use this firm for anything but perhaps graphics for more somber events. I specifically point out the black sign border and the double solid black line through the top third that reminds one of a wake not an election! But then again maybe the designer of this sign foresees the future and is really a sabotaging closet Kositsky or Froese supporter,
Either the Green campaign saw the same issues that this Editor noted above or perhaps simply ego got in the way that caused the Green campaign to re-use their last election's signs too. But tacky still rules the day as stick on coverings were applied to three portions of the old Green signs. Very cheap semi transparent stick ons were used. The above picture to the left clearly shows that you can see the old original elect under the sticker! We can hardly wait to see these cheap stickers droop and start to peel off that will just enhance tacky. The VLN stick on at the bottom covers up something too. Our bet is that this is where it used to probably proudly proclaim that Green was an Independent candidate! What a joke. The B&W head & shoulders picture also looks more like a high school graduation book picture in this editor's opinion. At first I did not recognize who it even was! In a nutshell both signs are knuckle draggers that epitomize tacky.
On another note we found it very interesting insofar as Jack Froese's signs were installed with quality 2 by 4's and most significantly of note is that this is the first time this Editor has ever seen a sign that had the supporting wood painted to match the sign colours. Amazingly the Froese campaign went as far as painting the wood white (see picture above) and even though you can't see it in this picture the small stakes tops were painted baby blue too! Unbelievable but true. This Editor gives Kudos on the details to Jack's team and does make this Editor wonder if this means the attention to detail is a great indicator of him as Mayor or whether he will just be bogged down on unnecessary detail?
This last picture shows you what unpainted wood looks like. This is Green's sign and note the small slats of cheap wood but look closely at the intricate craftmanship of the wood supporting the sign. NOT! This sign and it's support construction screams cheap-tacky once again. Maybe this is an indicator of the true support propping up Green and his slate-mates.
In summary 9.5 out of 10 for Kositsky. 7 out of 10 for Froese. Green's signs were so far below that I leave it up to you to assign a value out of 10. Enjoy.
by LFP EDITOR