Design for Obama is super, man


A year or so ago, a group of graphic designers asked themselves how they could best use their skills and talents to help Barack Obama. The solution was “Design for Obama”, which is just an elliptical way of saying, “propaganda”. I’d guess that no president in history has been given the full Warhol the way Obama has, from the infamous Shep Fairey HOPE poster to the racist Russian Obama ice cream.

Anyway, the Design for Obama project is going to be a book from Taschen. Meanwhile, you can check out the website for all the submissions, or just dig this image I snapped in an alley just off the Bowery a while ago:


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Design for Obama is super, man

  1. I think the ad for the Russian tanning salon featuring Obama is more racist.

  2. I like the Obama socialist realism posters, the retro angle makes them all the more endearing.

    And they fit Obama like a tailored suit to boot.

    The world hasn't seen this cult of personality since Stalin.

    No wonder the White House wants to ostracize FOX, they're just not getting with the program.

    • The world hasn't seen this cult of personality since Stalin.

      Are you for real?

      • Paul Krugman, New York Times, Feb 11th, 2008"

        "I'm not the first to point out that the Obama campaign seems dangerously close to becoming a cult of personality."

        References to the Obama cult of personality abound, and are becoming more numerous as the cult becomes creepier and creepier.

        • Did Krugman say it was the worst he'd since Stalin?

          • I don't know if Krugman is has gone that far but jarrid, who speaks truth to power, did.

            The New York Times is often behind the times when it comes to covering the dark side of Obama so maybe they'll be coming around.

    • They're not ostracizing Fox News to make Fox get with the program. They are ostracizing Fox so that it may be a lesson to all the other outlets to stay with the program.

      • Yes that's better put.

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