The propaganda parody of Shepard Fairey's self dubbed "experiment in phenomenology" crosses into political image making with his limited edition––and already sold out––Barack Obama "Hope" and "Progress" posters. The endorsement reflects the artist's conviction for the candidate and uses campaign staples, red white and blue, as reflective hues. The "Obey" button worn by Obama supports Fairey's manifesto that the "medium is the message" –– or may imply that Andre the Giant will be selected as a running mate.
With the two Democratic candidates debating tonight at the Kodak Theatre, it's too late for Camp Clinton to hook in Robbie Conal and provide a rebuttal.
No word if civic leaders attending the debate will arrive on the Red Line.
Above: "Hope" at the edge of Joel Bloom Square. Below: "Progress" via ObeyGIant.