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We’re now down to just eight contestants left in the Source’s County Council campaign sign challenge.

Today’s poll will determine who makes Monday’s Final Four signs, just before Election Day.

With the competition stiffening, we thought we’d remind you of what our design consultant, Eric Robbins, said in his initial review of these eight contestants:

  • Brandy Brooks—Good concept but difficult to read the first name, and border of county lines interferes with last name.
  • Evan Glass—Good name typography. Simple and direct with non-traditional color scheme.
  • Will Jawando—Good, classic high-contrast color scheme with blue and orange (War Eagle!). Lines at the top help frame text and draw the eye down to focus on the name.
  • Cherri Branson—the words “Elect” and “Branson” are good to have shown prominently, but lack of contrast on first name (light blue) makes it disappear.
  • Hoan Dang—Something to be said for “DANG’ in big letters. But the yellow for the first name totally washes out.
  • Danielle Meitiv—Simple and direct, though trying to extend the 15 minutes of free-range-mom fame is getting old.
  • Michele Riley—Good font treatment with blue tints. A little more bold on the name—even just the last name—could help with recognition.
  • Graciela Riviera-Oven—Good use of full width for longer last name. Like the swoosh as a hyphen. Could have taken advantage of space and done “GRACIELA” (memorable name) the full width.

Enjoy this round of voting and look for tomorrow’s Final Four.

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County Council Campaign Sign Challenge: Elite 8

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Mike Diegel

Co-Founder/Editor at Source of the Spring
Mike Diegel, a founding member of Source of the Spring, is a Silver Spring advocate who has been appointed by the county executive to several committees and task forces. He currently is a member of the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District Advisory Committee. His background is in journalism and he earned a bachelor of arts in communications from McDaniel College. He is self-employed as a communications consultant and is an active volunteer with Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue. He has lived for more than 20 years in Northwood/Four Corners with his wife Trish and multiple Great Pyrenees dogs. He is better known around Silver Spring as the Guy with the Big White Dogs.
County Council Campaign Sign Challenge: Elite 8