Obamicon

ObamiconNope, that’s not a dinosaur. It’s a new site that lets you, in the spirit of SimpsonizeMe.com, make yourself look like Shepard Fairey‘s iconic Barack Obama poster / TIME magazine cover.

Since moving to NYC, I’ve been fascinated by Mr. Fairey’s career. Most notably, his OBEY campaign which any New Yorker can’t miss (and which Katherine bought me a cool André face belt from the shop at Fairey’s alma mater, RISD). And his work with various magazines (TIME), campaigns (Obama) and movies (Walk the Line).

He’s fasinating, mostly, because he’s different. He’s part Charles Spencer Anderson of French Paper Company fame because of the clip art stylings and rough edges. He’s part Paul Rand because of the iconographic feel of his work. He’s part Keith Harring because of the graffiti/guerilla nature of his early work. But to my knowledge, there’s really no one that has been like him in the design world. Go create your own Obamicon and think about the above. Let me know if I’m wrong.

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