Posters to win the AV referendum - the best so far

We've had a fantastic response to our call for poster ideas to fight the "Yes" campaign on AV - good designs, along with some clever slogans that put Tom Harris's hypocritical effort for the "Noes" in the shade.
Guy Aitchison
30 July 2010

We've had a fantastic response to our call for poster ideas to fight the "Yes" campaign on AV - good designs, along with some clever slogans that put Tom Harris MP's hypocritical effort for the "Noes" in the shade. My feeling is that a strong and simple message is what's needed that draws on the deep well of anti-politics whilst showing why reform will be an improvement. This very striking black and white poster from the 1993 referendum in New Zealand is very effective in that respect I think. 

Here are some of the best ones so far... 

I'm a big fan of this with one its classy design and jaw-dropping stats:



Many of the designs highlight expenses linking it to a system that breeds arrogance and corruption among MPs:

I really like the slogan for this one, although I think the design is a bit too bright and cluttered:

The 50% support in a constituency argument is one of the most powerful arguments for AV according to polling:

This one's a great design, though perhaps a bit too obscure at first glance:



A bit of humour is always good:


And here we have a straight-forward reversal and correction of Mr Harris's effort to make it honest!


Thanks to everyone who has submitted ideas so far! Keep sending your ideas into [email protected] or post a link to them in the comments here.Take Back Parliament will announce a winning poster soon which will feature prominently in our grassroots campaigning. 

Read more about the AV referendum in OurKingdom's Referendum Plus section.

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