Thursday, January 31, 2008

What Is Your Reaction . . .

. . . to this poster of Barack Obama by propaganda poster artist Shepard Fairly? Does it resonate positively or is there something ominous in the style and wording?

What do you think?

Hat tip to American Digest

7 comments:

eRobin said...

I love it and I'm not an Obama fan.

Charles Amico said...

I like it too> He's a good looking guy and this particular image shows how focused he is to me.

lullabypit said...

It has kind of a mid-century Big Brother feel, doesn't it? The color palette invokes something decidedly industrial age in a way that I think undercuts Obama's attempts to appeal to a vision of the future.

Ted Compton said...

Or what about http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/153/PO7028~Che-Guevara-Posters.jpg

Anonymous said...

I thought it was a 3-d image at first! It looks like some old Stalinist poster about thinking for the good of the country.

slag said...

There is something sneaky about the design of this poster. It would very easily play into the new "Liberals are fascists" mantra going around the neoconosphere. Not pretty.

jj mollo said...

In truth, it is a lovely poster, and gives us a full monty on his thousand-yard stare. I can almost see the promised land through those eyes. Is it MLK's prophetic vision that he sees, or just rubber-chicken indigestion?

The style has unfortunate Soviet-heroic connotations that make me wonder whether the promised land he sees is Lenin's Workers' Paradise. It's as gripping as the Che poster, but not quite as human.