By now, everyone has probably seen Shepard Fairey’s famous Obama poster that is destined to become a piece of contemporary art history. The “Hope” and “Change” poster has been a trademark of this election’s more cultural elements. But I doubt the poster may have been as famous as it is today had it not been for the glorious Internet (with assistance from a program that is apparently called Photoshop).
Since it’s release almost a year ago, various parodies of the poster have popped up all over the net. Some are ironic, some are racist, some are obscene, some require a preliminary knowledge of the details of this elections. You can check them all out here, but here’s a selection of the ones I thought were interesting and sometimes thought provoking:
Luke Skywalker from Star Wars
Soup Nazi, Seinfeld
Obama: from a famous Saturday Night Live sketch
Alfred E. Neuman on the cover of MAD
via: Boing Boing