Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Obama Effect on photos you ask?

You've seen it and may have asked the same question... how the hell do I get that photoshop effect? Well the style was inspired by Frank Shepard Fairey's Obama mixed-media stenciled portrait.

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It consists of a stylized stencil portrait of Obama in solid red, beige and (pastel and dark) blue, with the word "PROGRESS", "HOPE", or "CHANGE" below. The image became one of the most widely recognized symbols of Obama's campaign message, spawning many variations and imitations, including some commissioned by the Obama campaign. In January 2009, after Obama had won the election, Fairey's mixed-media stenciled portrait version of the image was acquired by the Smithsonian Institution for its National Portrait Gallery.

Credits to Leonard for asking this question. You can find more of his work here http://flickr.com/photos/7121893@N02/

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