Sarko Says “Yes We Can”

Posted by Katherine | December 5, 2008 – 3:29 pm

Janelle Mentesana says she raises bunny rabbits for a living. True or not, she recently moved from Perth to Paris and has been documenting her new home in photographs. Last weekend, she caught these posters of French President Nicolas Sarkozy. They combine Obama’s signature slogan and a takeoff of Shepard Fairey’s Obama poster. (Continuing the theme of the last two posts here.) Judging by the many shots on Flickr, this street art is enjoying a small boom across Paris.

Sarkozy Yes We Can
[janelle mentesana / Flickr]

The funny thing is that the French typically seem to have a translation for everything — and yet here Sarkozy (or whoever made the posters) is using “yes we can” rather than “oui on peut.”

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