Rewind: Shepard Fairey’s Street Art

Posted by Katherine | Saturday, December 6th, 2008

[We will occasionally be posting cool stuff (under the heading "Rewind") that dates back to the campaign itself -- things we didn't have enough time to write up before the election.] To wrap up the Shepard Fairey theme of the last few posts (for now, anyway): three street-art shots of his ...

Embroidery for Obama

Posted by Katherine | Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Miss_glass from Oakland, California, worked diligently "around the clock" for almost two weeks to create this embroidery. Even while camping. She submitted it to the Manifest Hope exhibit of Obama art that's showing in Denver next week during the Democratic convention. Miss_glass doesn't think she'll win, but she deserves some ...

Campaign Machine

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, May 15th, 2008

Les is unabashedly "for Hillary" and made this animated short to show his support. (Found by Sarolta Cump.) It paints the Obama campaign as the product of a well-oiled machine. Churn up Oprah Winfrey, Kool-Aid, "snotty followers," and a few other ingredients and voila! A campaign that takes a nosedive ...

Tap Dancing for Obama

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, May 15th, 2008

This takes citizen ads to a whole new level. It includes tap dancing, dogs in t-shirts, and dizzying costume changes -- all supported by a very(!) enthusiastic original song (thanks, Sue Salinger): Grace Uncensored is a performer from Springfield, IL.

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, ...

Swingin’ for Obama in PA

Posted by Katherine | Monday, April 14th, 2008

The Pennsylvania Democratic primary polls show Clinton still in the lead, despite a narrowing gap. But Earl Pickens (from Lewisburg, PA) and The Band Named Thunder think otherwise. They're so sure Obama's going to win everywhere in Pennsylvania they had to sing about it. Notice how they work in "Yes ...

Citizen Ads

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

They're everywhere on YouTube and Flickr and in the blogosphere: ads made by supporters to promote their favorite candidates. They're 2008's Web 2.0 version of homemade posters and banners -- fuelled by digital media gadgetry. This video is a good example because its creator, Phil de Vellis, explains both why ...