Go Tell Mama

Posted by Katherine | April 18, 2008 – 3:00 pm

Go Tell Mama is one of the most interesting viral Obama campaigns out there. (Thanks, Tate Nova and Ghidewon Arefe.) This street art, signed CRO, was dreamed up — during some soul searching after a terrible 2006 bike accident — by Chicago graphic designer Ray Noland. His iconic posters, stencils, and t-shirts have spread across the country. Here are a few examples of his work:

“Obama talks to America” stencil
In downtown Philly [craynol / Flickr]

“Revolt with a vote” stencil
In Chicago [craynol / Flickr]
Go Tell Mama poster
[craynol / Flickr]

Obama posters in SF
In San Francisco [craynol / Flickr]

Noland has also started a YouTube channel for the video citizen ads he makes with his friend Rebecca Berdel. Here’s a short remix of their original The Good, the Bad, and the Rest of US.

Noland’s art has been exhibited in galleries in Chicago and Philadelphia, and the show will hit the road this summer.


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