This past week, the political news website Independent Political Report (IPR) updated its header image with a design created by yours truly, William Saturn of Saturn’s Repository.
The design incorporates text from the original 2008 IPR header, adding logos and representations of various third parties including the Libertarian Party, the Pirate Party, the Party for Socialism and Liberation, the American Freedom Party, the Marijuana Party, the Green Party, the Modern Whig Party, the Prohibition Party, the Reform Party, the Justice Party, America’s Party, Socialist Party USA, the Peace and Freedom Party, and the Constitution Party.
Upon its proposal earlier this month, IPR readers responded positively to the image, describing it as “inclusive,” “visually appealing,” even “beautiful,” convincing owner Warren Redlich to replace what had been in use since October, an image featuring faces of seven third party leaders.
There has been criticism of the image. One reader described it as “busy,” another attacked it for not including the Independent American Party’s flag logo. Still, readers generally like the image and find it as an improvement for the site.