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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

More Obama Art

posted by on August 26 at 10:00 AM

After I wiped the tears from my eyes when Michelle finished her awesome speech, I found myself bereft. Oh, so far from the action! (I miss you Eli, Annie, and Charles!)

So I went online to look at the online gallery of Obama art sponsored by during the convention. It’s here. Most of the art, as expected, was terrible.

How terrible?

Well, yes, you can, but I can’t believe you did: A “Barack-in-the-box” by Heather Courtney of San Jose, California.

Obama! An oozing eyedropper for change! by Karen Wippich from Portland, Oregon.

Now you’re just scaring me, Larissa Brown Marantz from Orange, California. Cosmetic surgery often goes wrong.

This is called Moving the Wheel of Hope Forward, but to me it looks like I Have Been Buried Under Dark Blobs and Need Rescue. It’s by Fariba Safai of Sausalito, California.

I think this one, by Tom Bob of New York, New York, is more what the previous artist had in mind?

This awesome thing is by Stan Herd and his dogs, which I wish were goats instead, in Lawrence, Kansas.

Aside from the implicit airline promotion, I dig this one, by Shawn Hazen of Chicago.

There’s lots more, including a winsome vision that I’m pretty sure involves both money and environmentalism by Seattle artist Michael Leavitt. Check it out.

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Hideous, 404, ugly, retarded, obnoxious, Sarah, Plain & Tall and no effort at all.

Posted by Mr. Poe | August 26, 2008 10:21 AM

Stupid, garbage can(?), cultish, ugly, nonsensical, overly disproportionate

Posted by w7ngman | August 26, 2008 10:30 AM

I would be interested in purchasing a Barack in the Box. That thing is awesome.

Posted by Jen | August 26, 2008 10:56 AM

Shawn Hazen's is pretty damn stupid. His/her implication is we're moving AWAY from unity.


Posted by DOUG. | August 26, 2008 11:01 AM

The United/Change graphic would work much better as an animated gif.

Posted by Andy Niable | August 26, 2008 11:21 AM

To all the fellas out there with ladies to impress
It's easy to do just follow these steps

1: Cut a hole in a box
2: Put Barack in that box
3: Make her open the box

And that's the way you do it
It's Barack in a box, Barack in a box babe
It's Barack in a box, Barack in a box girl

Christmas; Barack in a box
Hanukkah; Barack in a box
Kwanzaa; Barack in a box
Every single holiday Barack in a box

Posted by w7ngman | August 26, 2008 11:27 AM

These are amateurs for the most part. Is it really fair for you to let loose on them, Ms. Graves?

@w7ngman That's funny. Dude funny, but funny.

Posted by it'smarkmitchell | August 26, 2008 12:12 PM

Whoa, Sean Hazen?! He's from the Seattle area, went to high school with him.

Posted by Dougsf | August 26, 2008 12:48 PM

What tune does the Barack-in-a-Box play?

Posted by NapoleonXIV | August 26, 2008 1:47 PM

The art Obama doesn't want you to see...

Posted by Joe | August 28, 2008 3:20 PM

Visit the Obama Art Report:

Posted by Obama Art Report | September 1, 2008 3:26 PM

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