Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Shepard Fairey

If you are following the Obama campaign (and what Offal reader could resist), then you will run across the Shepard Fairey Obama poster. He originally developed two: Hope and Progress. A first print run of 350 was sold out within minutes for $45 a piece. They started to pop up on eBay for as much as $10,000 in no time. What started as a poster of a politician had quickly become an pop culture icon.

And what becomes iconic quickly becomes a target for parody. Here are some of my favourites:

You can count on the other side not getting off easily.

There is a fine collection of other Obama poster parodies here.

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