Skip to comments.A Style of Obama Poster Not Likely To Be Widely Imitated
Posted on 03/14/2008 4:12:05 PM PDT by jdm
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." You know, because they're put on stickers and posted all over public property.)
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.
It's not even that I don't like the style of his art I was surprised to see he did this very striking poster for the movie "Walk the Line" which became the DVD cover.
But I can't help but wonder if it wise for a campaign to use an Obama poster that seems so stylistically similar to Fairey's posters that feature Stalin and Lenin, Saddam Hussein, Stalin and his cabinet, Stalin and Lenin again, and again, and Mao, Lenin again, Stalin again, Mao again...
Like with the Che flag in the Texas office, doesn't it seem a little odd that nobody around the people making this decision took a moment to say, "uh, guys, are we sure this is the image we want to associate with our candidate?"
Paging Jonah Goldberg.
They sure do!
I'm still shaking my head.
Yeah, turns them into fat, blithering idiots.
When I first saw it, It reminded me of Che.
Looks positively Orwellian.
Down with Big Brother!
Gee. And I'll let people print this one out for free. :-)
That says it all!
Innovative approach to raise money! This guys’ “Yes We Can” video has at least guaranteed he shows up ahead in Dem Convention in every numerical category. From their own, Arkansas Mafia and Party Elders may hand it to Hildabeast, that’s a different story. However, this approach deserves Credit! The idea is to make yourself more appealing and make money and there is nothing wrong with that.
As far as similarity to other posters - that’s the artist’s style. It doesn’t change from picture to picture. That’s true for all Artists.
Mac Should STEAL this idea. Take the TOP GUN route!
Cool Jets with his faint image in Background, it would be worth a shot!
I like McCain’s temper.
We should post this link on every thread to do with the campaign, hillderbeast or “O”
With the line:
Remember Martin Luther, Jr.’s Dream! NOW is the time to follow it!
Shhh - don’t give away the secret
Red shadowing on the face = bad
I heard of ObeyGiant.com a long time ago.
For a while now I thought Obama's posters looked familiar, now I know why.
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