What does this Meme mean To YOU?
This meme is really interesting, but I wanted to explore it through questions rather than through my own expressed thoughts. The premise is to make your own photo like one of the artist inspired works regarding President Obama. But the result is that I've seen people who voted for Obama and people who voted against him creating these little things.
2/2/2009 10:50:18 am
I don't believe that any of your options are entirely accurate. A more precise take on the situation is the blind enamor of celebrity that this figure incurs. In other words, it seems to me that this is celebrity worship, plain and simple.
so Shephard Fairey made the "Andre Has a Posse" and "Obey" underground posters back in the day. I think part of the deal was to deconstruct propaganda, or maybe it was just to sort of have some fun with it. 20 years later, he makes the Obama poster which is, aesthetically, very similar. Awesome graphic, one-word phrase, instantly evocative. Your question about the meme could really also be posed to the original: at the very least there's something ironic about all of this, and maybe that's part of the point.
Great thoughts, both!
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