I made this Jed Bartlet campaign poster to help me keep my sanity and for my own enjoyment. Most of the time I don’t get to make things for myself. My wife and I are huge fans of the West Wing. I often wish it was real, hence the poster slogan. It’s available on my etsy shop with half the proceeds going to the IRC.
I’ve been working on a portrait series of characters from The West Wing, all done in Mischief software on my Wacom Cintiq Companion 2. There will be a few more before I’m done, and I’m going to work on some kind of poster with them all in it.
Charlie: OK, Mr. President, I say this with all possible respect, but each of these knifes cuts… you know… Meat. Why is it important? … Bartlet: ‘Cause it’s something we pass on, something with a history. So we can say, my Father gave this to me, his Father gave this to him and now I am giving it to you. Charlie: Well, OK Sir, if that is true? Why don’t you already have one? Bartlet: I do have one. Charlie: Why do you need a new one? Bartlet: I’m giving mine away. Charlie: To who? Bartlet: Whom, to whom… Funny you should ask. Charlie, My father gave this to me and his father gave it to him and now I am giving it to you. Take a look. The fully tapered bluster allows for sharpening the entire edge of the blade. Charlie: It says 'PR’. I thought I knew them all but I don’t know the manufacture. Bartlet: Yeah, these were made for my family by a Boston silversmith named Paul Revere … . I’m proud of you, Charlie. Charlie: Thank you, sir.