October 30, 2008

Birth Of The Cool

Marco Acevedo, Obama Jazz album cover

Remember “McCain’s Heath Ledger Joker” you saw here the other day? It was created by the very talented and politically-astute graphic designer Marco Acevedo, publisher of the Hokum blog at Open.Salon. In anticipation of glorious results on Tuesday, and to stimulate a few soothing alpha waves in the midst of the otherwise excruciating anticipation, Marco and The BAG gift you this fanciful album Marco created. As he explains:

I was answering an open call at Open Salon for custom Obama campaign posters, and I decided to do a couple as old Blue Note style jazz album covers, playing off of the “coolness” attributed to Obama by the media (and myself). I was late for the open call but went ahead anyway.

Not to have to analyze everything, but I do like the message how Obama can simultaneously be intense and cool. But then, is the guy that charismatic or is he also cool because of this?

(Image: © Marco Acevedo/Hokum at Open.Salon)

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