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.
The guy likes Red.
And Reds too apparently...
I don’t know much about art, but I know Lenin-era propaganda art when I see it!
Fascist posters for a NICE fascist.
lol. Is that a liberal version of the rapture?
I amazed that one got airborne. But then, that’s the power of Hope.
My SIL, a junior in college, is taking a graphic design class. The book they are using had a section about 20th Century propaganda posters. When you see them together in a book, whether they are Soviet, Cuban, etc., you do start to see a pattern.
Very good image, though...
That’s seventy bucks that could be spent on the poor, but as Obama would say, the poor you have always with you,etc.
I’m amazed the libs can’t see where their cult of personality is leading them.
Are you in LA? These posters are everywhere ... but for the last 8 years.
Are you aware that “Barack” is an islamic word for “blessed” in arabic?
Is that the new lapel pin to replace the US flag?
Sorry, but that artist is sorely lacking in creativity.
What’s he got... like 5 colors and no imagination?
And also mohammad’s horse. (A dark horse candidate?)
Question: Sir, we read in the Koran that Mohammed had a horse called Baraq. We also read that this horse had wings and the face and breasts of a woman and the tail of a peacock. . Most interestingly, we read in the Koran that Mohammed road Baraq 700 miles over night, that’s 80 miles an hour, to Jerusalem, dismounted and ascended to Heaven to chat with God. My question sir, is if you are elected President, given our energy crisis, can you help us get some of these horses? And sir, will they look like Angelina Jolie or Margaret Thatcher?
I got your poster right here
Tous les deux.
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