the art of inspiration

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Saturday, October 11th, 2008

the art of inspiration

speaking of posters

for a very long time, i’ve been meaning to blog about this. as a graphic designer and a person who has been very strongly advocating a barack obama presidency for quite some time, it’s been interesting to see the media forms that have been prevalent during this election season. from his website (which is really amazing and inspiring from a design perspective) to some of the posters that have been floating around, it’s been really fun as an artist myself to see this be such a big part of an election. i think art has such a powerful voice and it’s clear that artists who support obama are keenly aware of this.

i came across a really cool site called design for obama where artists can submit obama-inspired posters. there’s some really cool and clever stuff on here (as well as some misses…). one of the coolest features is that you can download hi-res versions to print off (as big 25″ x 33″). unfortunately, there is some stuff that is just basically artistic mudslinging, but by and large, it has less stuff that some other sites. i thought i would share some of my favorites. (by the way, the first—if you can’t tell—is a clever reference to mccain’s condescending reference to obama as “that one” at the latest debate.) (also, click to see larger.)