Candidates as Marilyn Monroe

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

In some of the odder candidate street art, here are Obama, Clinton, and McCain as Marilyn Monroe, Warhol-style. Catherine from Hollywood, California, took the picture. [catheadsix / Flickr] What is this saying? That they're all actors? That they're all -- or aim be -- as American as the stars & stripes and ...

Middle-East Peace Stencil Art

Posted by Katherine | Friday, July 11th, 2008

Despite reports that the Bush administration is expanding covert operations in Iran to "destabilize the country's religious leadership," despite the recent (photoshopped) Iranian missile tests, and despite Israel's vigorous aerial exercises over the eastern Med last month -- despite that, people in the Middle East are asking for peace. Ask? is ...

Obama Graffiti: A Misquote

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, June 26th, 2008

James Mills found this photograph. Eric Adolff (aka Buzz Killington) -- failed musician turned graffiti hunter -- took it in Denver. At first view it's just another example of great Obama street art. If you look a little more closely, though, you'll notice that the quotation isn't what Obama ...

Obama with Pals in Windows

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, June 19th, 2008

I've been waiting for the right moment to feature this photo of Obama and the Orange Monster, but oddly enough there hasn't been a relevant news peg. Paired with the second photo, though, it might be the start of a series: Obama with pals in windows. Steve Portigal is a design ...

Democratic Gothic

Posted by Katherine | Friday, June 13th, 2008

Back to the Democrats for a second for an amusement found by James Mills. San Francisco-based web designer Wayne Bremser discovered this t-shirt on Haight Street: [wayne bremser / Flickr] Read into it what you will.

Tributes to Clinton

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, June 12th, 2008

Keight hails from Portland, Oregon, but she apparently photographed this street art in New York City two days after Obama clinched the Democratic nomination. It seems safe to assume the drawing was intended as a tribute to Clinton's candidacy. (Thanks Ann Raber and James Mills.) [keight / Flickr] Across the country in ...

Clinton’s Concession

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, June 12th, 2008

On Saturday, Hillary Clinton conceded the Democratic nomination. And in so doing, she put on her Obama cap, so to speak. Educator and writer Lois Stavsky is passionate about street art and discovered this representation on the streets of her hometown, NYC (thanks, Ann Raber): [LoisInWonderland / Flickr] If you check out ...

Obama and the Nomination

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

Last night Obama secured enough delegates to win the Democratic nomination and Clinton didn't concede. It's not remotely possible to sum up the loud online talk, so here are just a few interesting reactions. Designer-doodler Chris Piascik in Cambridge, MA, went straight to his moleskine notebook to do one of his ...

Obama Graffiti in Bay Area

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

Even if you're an Obamamaniac, the angel wings in this photo may seem a little over the top -- but the graffiti is on an old sewage drain, so maybe that balances things out. However you read it, it's a great picture, no? PixelHoundSF took it somewhere in the Bay ...

Obama Quote in Notebook

Posted by Katherine | Friday, May 16th, 2008

Chris Piascik is a designer in Cambridge, MA, and he fills notebooks with fantastic daily drawings and stylized words. Ann Raber discovered this page with a quotation from Obama's The Audacity of Hope: [Chris Piascik / Flickr] Piascik has even painted some creatures onto red Chuck Taylors.

Go Tell Mama

Posted by Katherine | Friday, April 18th, 2008

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, ...

First Flickr Photo

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

In some sidebar avoidance a few days ago, we bookmarked our first Flickr photo: [Steve Rhodes / Flickr] Steve Rhodes' Flickr profile says he's a blogger who covers media, culture, and politics; it wasn't until I checked his profile just now at Tiger Beat that I realized he's a journalist. We'll be ...