Project Description

Alt WASO National Park Service

After President Donald Trump’s inauguration, the National Park Service tweeted commentary about web pages disappearing from the White House website and retweeted an image to contradict President Trump’s claim of record-breaking inauguration numbers.

In retaliation, the Trump administration shut down the National Park Service’s ability to tweet information, and Twitter accounts known as “alts” and “rogues” began to show up. These accounts are run anonymously but encompass nearly every branch of the government. The #AltGov community and #AltFam members who support them, try to disseminate information that would otherwise be lost, covered up, or locked down. The #AltGov community is part of the #resist community.

Working with Alt WASO National Park Service was appealing to me because I believe governmental transparency and accountability are important. On the heels of White House counselor, Kellyanne Conway’s comments about “alternative facts” I jumped at the chance to work with Alt WASO NPS when a colleague who was doing research in the #AltGov movement contacted me to see if I’d be willing to help. I contacted my friend Bizhan Khodabandeh and together we collaborated on designing a new Twitter logo and header for our client.

CREDITS

Graphic Designer & Illustrator: Bizhan Khodabandeh
Graphic Designer & Illustrator: Ben Hannam