I’m stuck on a design I’m working for a re-design for the “Most Influential Blogger Award”. Well not exactly stuck, but it’s an interesting question :
If you were designing a badge with “the most influential person” of all time, who would you put on it ?
My thinking is that not a religious or political figure, because obviously there are admirers and then there are those that don’t like because it’s that party or that religion. So these are out for me.
I’m also thinking of someone who’s *extremely* well know, and doesn’t have an Achilles heel.
Henry Ford and Albert Einstein were prime contenders. However it’s been pointed out to me that Ford had some associations during WW2 that made him unpopular. And Einstein’s theories were used to create the atom bomb.
Gandhi is well known and liked, but is starting to fall under a niche culturally, and wasn’t he political ?
Mandela was political. Jesus and Muhammad are religious figures.
Science is starting to feel like quite a safe haven, but some of the great scientists aren’t exactly well know.
I’ll probably run with Einstein. But suggestions and comments welcome, and open to changing my mind in light of a well reasoned and stated case 🙂 … hard to find a universally liked and recognised icon who’s influential !
Happy to switch tracks any which way, the yoda worked quite well for the Inner Peace award badge.
Resources & Sources
Einstein Photo – Public Domain, wikipedia
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