lately, there’s been a couple things i’ve done that have had sort of ironic timing (like the ad i designed a few days ago that featured matt jones as a spokesperson of sorts…). a couple weeks ago, i began writing a draft of a blog that i just didn’t have time to finish. the idea—which you will see—is to show several magazine covers that barack obama has graced in recent months. naturally, on the day that i get ready to finish writing the blog, the huge new yorker cover controversy hit the news.
as you can see, the irony was thick as i was getting ready to post the barack obama magazine cover blog.
with all that said, the original blog concept was that, as evidenced by many recent magazine covers, barack obama is such an interesting character and historical study because he has transcended politics and become a cultural icon. it’s not in some kind of tabloid or cult-of-celebrity kind of way. rather, it has been as a counter-cultural and counter-political cultural standout who has infiltrated the entertainment world, the sports world and even the fashion world. from day one of his candidacy, i have been drawn not only to his political values, but also, quite frankly, by his radiant charisma and cultural transcendence.
the publishing world has taken note much like myself. he has graced the cover of a diverse number of magazines, and as someone who is a part of the publishing world, i thought i would share some of these stunning and creative covers.