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Opening Arguments

Signs of the times

Asign A friend took this photo and e-mailed it to me because she was struck by the similarity of the Peters and Kelty campaign signs. But what I noticed most was how they are different. Possibly the similarity and the difference both say something about the men and their campaigns. What do you think?


Fri, 03/30/2007 - 6:32am

Yeah, the graphics say it all: Peters -- the realistic choice. Kelty -- the man in fantasyland.

Fri, 03/30/2007 - 7:30am

It appears that the sun is setting in Peters' sign, while Kelty's sign has the bright sunshine of a spring day. The way Kelty's name appears is in a forward, energetic way, while Peters' name just kind of sits there, not unlike how he has been in county government.

Steve Towsley
Fri, 03/30/2007 - 7:34pm

I'll bite.

The Peters sign is bolder, with strong colors, and the print stands up straight, with the candidate's name in a shade as close to optimum power-red as possible.

The Kelty sign has the text in Italics which by definition leans to one side, and the colors include a rather Disneyesque purple, with the image of the "wish-upon-a-star" shining down for good measure, but without practical meaning. The yellow sky is pure poster art.

Both signs are planted on an unsightly corner somewhere in Fort Wayne whose roughly repaired cracks are in need of proper resurfacing by whomever wins.

And the signs stand as eager sentinels, poised to become silent accusations against any candidate who fails to clean up his trash after election day. There's a metaphor in there somewhere.

Tue, 04/03/2007 - 4:49pm

the Peters sign looks dark and forboding,
probably because NELSON PETERS WANTS TO TAKE YOUR GUNS AWAY!( HQ in helmke law office- helmke of Brady gun grabbers)

Both signs are illegally posted in rights of way.
littering violates city code.fine them.
enforce the laws, or change them.