Thursday, January 15, 2009

Hope - Change - Obey

Few political symbols have become as iconic as quickly as the HOPE and CHANGE posters created for the Obama campaign by artist Shepard "Obey Giant" Fairey.

Thanks to Paste magazine's Obamicon, you too can turn any photo into a symbol for the ages. (via Jezebel).

Paste, by the way, is well worth the price of admission for their monthly sampler CDs alone.

When the reds and blues start to run together and you need to take a break, check out this interview with Fairey and publicist Yosi Sergant from October 2008, where they talk about the genesis of the idea and its popularity and sudden ubiquity.

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