Big Happy Republican Family

Posted to The Times  |  Nathan Yau

Five Romney Brothers

As you might know (or don’t know), Mitt Romney is vying for the Republican presidential nomination. His five sons have all lent a helping hand to the campaign.

This graphic is really basic, but sadly, it took me quite a while to finish. I thought I had finished it efficiently, but there were a bunch of style things I had to change e.g. how I cropped the mugshots. On my first pass, I had cropped the pictures in a way so that there was white space in between each brother. Of course, as I know now, that was a waste of precious space, and it looks a whole lot better this way.

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