My two favorite campaign signs this year

They are, conveniently enough, both in Douglas County, GA and frequently found next to each other.


I like the clean look of the Beau McClain sign and the Sheriff’s sign is well done with the graphic element. I also like the font choices and simple, clean style of the McClain sign.

Both work well as yard signs too, especially McClain’s.


  1. LoyaltyIsMyHonor says:

    I don’t know Erick, kind of plain-jane if you ask me. I prefer more graphics that include shapes of pink hearts, yellow moons, orange stars, and green clovers

  2. Doug Deal says:


    San-serif fonts look horrible in everything except for extremely small print, like you find on web sites.

    Also, all caps is a huge mistake, since most people do not read individual letters to read a word, they read patterns. Having all caps obscures the pattern of large and big letters and makes it more difficult to read.

    Of the two, I would have to write in my vote this year.

  3. Erick says:

    Doug, funny you should say that. You talk to a lot of people who do this for a living and they’ll tell you exactly the opposite. I agree with you though.

    Still, I like these signs. They are easy to read, clean, and unique designs that stand out from the other signs without sacrificing legibility or clarity.

  4. Doug Deal says:


    I do agree that they are clean, and I like that as well. My only opinion against was what I said above.

    If I was running for office (like the 9th congressional after the incumbent retires 🙂 ), I would probably take my four letter last name and blow it up as big as possible with “for Some Political Office” below it, so you could see my name for 10’s of miles.

    Too many signs (like Jim Marshalls) are too fancy. What does a script “Jim” do in a race with two Jims, both with M’s as last names. Perhaps it was intentional, but when someone engaged in politics has to ask who the sign is for, it is a bad sign.

  5. Vic says:

    “Also, all caps is a huge mistake, since most people do not read individual letters to read a word, they read PATTERNS.”

    for people with $5000 — $200 lawn mowers, you two sure are slow… and no, you can’t claim it as a dependent:

  6. The Marshall signs are the same one he’s always used, aren’t they?

    Those signs annoy me, because it’s hard to read it until you are up close because parts of the “J” are so thin it blurs into the bright blue.

    I like the plain signs Erick posted, but really – eh. They are clean, but they mostly bore me – the Sheriff one bores less.

    My favorite sign has been Jim Martin’s sign, while you can not really read it very well – it has the big “M” graphic which looks cool.

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