The Iconography of Barack Obama

Some recent news involving the iconography of Barack Obama.

Graffiti artist Shepherd Fairey is at legal war with the Associated Press over his re-interpretation of an AP photo of Obama that he used in his now famous “HOPE” and “PROGRESS” poster series. Fairey has sued the news organization in a preemptive strike against them suing him:

Interesting little videos about how the Chicago-based design company MODE came to settling on the now famous Obama “O” logo: