tonx By: tonx

Obey Obama?

Saw these nice looking posters downtown and wonder if Shepard Fairy isn't responsible. Obama is definitely winning on the graphic design front.

  • PEEL Magazine 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Obama Street Art, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.
  • richardrodriguez1977 7y

    IMG_0238
  • Dylan J'et 7y

    Obama
    Biden

    2008!
  • JAZZMINE PHOENIX 7y

    I love it! Obama rocks!
  • Sparky Ellis 7y

    I really wish someone could explain to me how vandalism and the defacement of public (or private) property is supposed to help someone get elected. Whenever I see these things I lose a little more respect for Obama supporters. This may ring well with vandals and ignorant artsy types, but to the average person this shows a complete lack of respect by Obama supporters. It seperates you from the mainstream, it screams "We're radicals!" to the very people you're trying to persuade. The public has to pay to take these things down and restore public property, it's taking continual small steps to make our communities the ghettos that Obama says he wants to bring people out of. I'm a 21 y/o male living in leftist Seattle, if I feel this way, how must other people feel?
  • litherland 7y

    I'm a forty-something graphic designer living in New York, and I think that cities would be unbelievably boring and sterile without stuff like this. If I felt the way you (above) feel, I think I would join the Republican party and move into a gated community.

    I much prefer the unpredictable accretions and polyphony of an environment where street art abounds.
  • Sparky Ellis 7y


    As a graphic designer, I think you fall well into the category of "artsy types" (though I wouldn't call you ignorant, I was speaking generally at the time) I discussed in my previous comment. Becuase of that, I can understand your enjoyment of street "art". As a musician, I would love to be able to walk around and have bands performing on the street everywhere I went. The problem, though, is that neither of these things is legal, and the public shouldn't have to deal with the constant barage of sound that this would produce. Street "art" as you've called it, though, is particularly frustrating for anyone who doesn't enjoy this type of thing because, on top of being illegal, it also has to be removed, which costs the public money. I would venture (fairly safely I believe) to say that any illegal activity is inappropriate in supporting a candidate for public office; their job is to uphold the very law that you are breaking in an attempt to support them.
    If you want to support Obama, great, do it on yourself and your property, be a walking billboard, no one can complain. You wouldn't support someone putting their political preference on your property without permission, so don't do it to others or to the public at large. It's really quite simple.
  • Luc De Leeuw 7y

    Iconic !! Fingers crossed !
  • obomba1 7y

    Obama Hopeless by obomba1
  • Ninphea 7y

    Nice one!
  • Jon Apostol 7y

  • Rita 7y

    nice perspective and colors!
  • Bubiknits 7y

    took your shot for blogging about Obama, credit to you. :)
  • Jon Apostol 7y

    SPOT ON Mr. Crummy! Here's to the Kool-Aid drinking, everything's hunky dory now that the Lord Obama aka "The One" aka "the savior" is Presidente Elect lemmings!

    Here's an interesting piece on who backed the various candidates:
    www.electrictext.com/Art/178346/182/Bank-Bailout-Or-Bank-...
  • Hell's Attik 7y

    Here's an article from Tom Friedman of the New York Times, it's worth a read: www.nytimes.com/2008/11/09/opinion/09friedman.html?_r=2&a... me the money&st=cse&oref=slogin&oref=slogin
  • Anders.Dahl 6y

    Love the poster!
  • fivedollarones 6y

    Hope is just an excuse for doing nothing.

    Obama is a joke and so was his fluff filled "hope" and "change" bullshit filled campaign.

    I feel sorry for anyone who gave it to his campaign slogans.
  • JAZZMINE PHOENIX 6y

    why be negative? can the guy get sworn in already? geez!!
  • fivedollarones 6y

    Right.... and i'm sure all of you Obama supporters have never said anything bad about Bush....
  • JAZZMINE PHOENIX 6y

    well...i know i have....but i gave bush a chance to screw up...and he delivered royally.
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