Worried Obama for TNR
SEPTEMBER 23, 2008
The New Republic called for a cover that would be a spin-off of the Shepard Fairey posters displaying a drawing of Obama with words such as Progress, Change and Hope at the bottom.
What sounded like a breeze was more of a tightrope walk than I thought. It couldn't be too much like the drawings on the existing posters. They wanted him to look worried, but not too upset. And then there was the problem of having to work from photo reference in order to achieve a likeness, but not too close to any one photograph.
I sent this in with my fingers crossed and they went for it right away. It's online and now I have to pick it up at the newsstand... well, in the morning. This city might never sleep, but we humans have our limits.
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