3.14.2008

Obama Posters

From the Campaign Spot:

A Style of Obama Poster Not Likely To Be Widely Imitated

It's a free country, and if Barack Obama's campaign wants to make money from posters ($70 a pop!) designed by the artist Shepard Fairey, they can go right ahead. (The candidate himself thanked the artist, and said that his "images have a profound affect on people, whether seen in a gallery or on a stop sign.)

And I'm sure I'll be told that the artist uses Communist propaganda imagery in an ironic way, or a satirical way, or in a way of making a pro-freedom political statement that I'm too obtuse to get.

I prefer this picture:

2 comments:

Zachary said...

The funny part is the comparisons Geraghty makes to the fascist posters that share the same style.

hah!

Zachary said...

Which is available here:
http://campaignspot.nationalreview.com/post/?q=MmQ0YTRlYzY4YzZkNTNmOTE4ODQxYTJhN2JlYTk2ZWE=

I might add