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Obey Obama, Part 2

An addendum to yesterday's post:

First, there's a great article on Creativity Online with Fairey about why he created the posters. It's pretty interesting.

Second, don't you love this Obey-fan-generated Obama icon (to the right), done in the style of the original Obey Giant sticker? I kinda really want some of these to stick everywhere!

I also forgot to mention that there's a downloadable, 8.5x11" pdf of a black and white version of the Obama "Progress" poster offered on the Obey Giant website, so anyone can print out their own paster version of the poster, should you want to "enlighten" your neighbors, if you live in an as-yet un-primaried state.

Don't, however, get swindled by fraudulent eBay sellers trying to auction off prints of this for $50, cuz you really can download it yourself and print it for free! Some people, I tell ya!

There are even t-shirts now with this b/w image on it. Hard to tell if the seller's story about them being given away at a campaign rally is true or not, as it wouldn't take much for any joe-schmoe to use the pdf download to create their own. Which would be fine to do for personal use, or even to auction off if you're donating the money back to Barack's campaign, but I think it's kinda slimy to do for personal profit. The original artwork being copyrighted and all.

And lastly, there was a cool article yesterday on the New York Times' website about the poster set, recalling political campaign posters of elections past by other famous artists. I'd never seen any of those before, but I must say, Fairey's posters are the best.

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