When Time magazine this week named Obama Person of the Year, I think it says all about image over text. More important than Time's story on Obama, really, is the graphic art of it all: Obama's street art step to Icon Leadership, the second major visual coup after his famous logo design. Shepard Fairey designed a new Obama iteration for the Time cover. In Feb. 2008 Fairey's populist Obama Poster created the Iconic Obama and from that point on image superseded text.
Time extended the graphics for the Person of the Year package and the visuals culled from over 100,000 digital Obama images on Flickr created by people the world over say more than the written words.
New favorite Obma digital iterations? ..... (having trouble, I am, with MoSoPo)
Anne Savage's collage is my favorite but an image of custom Obama shoes photographed by street photographer Rob Greenleaf had a funny graphic posted as a yippee by Greenleaf in the comment section (link below). And, serendipitously, that might be my favorite graphic I culled from writing this post on Obama graphics.