design for change

there are some beautiful beautiful beautiful things over at design for obama. what an amazing thing to see how much mr. obama's bid for president has inspired so many creative people to make such beautiful works of art. 

if you think about it, the american people have been missing inspiration from a politician since JFK. the time has come for change.

image via design for obama.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was listening to NPR Wednesday, the day after the election, and Henry Louis Gates Jr.--the director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research at Harvard University--said the following in an essay that mainly focused on what he called transformative moments in African-American history.

"On that first transformative day when the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, Frederick Douglass, the greatest black orator in our history before Dr. King Jr., said that the day was not a day for speeches and 'scarcely a day for prose.' Rather, he said, 'it is a day for poetry and song, a new song.'"

While the comments above do describe this moment as Henry describes, i think it also accurately describes Tuesday and the events leading up to it. And therefore--as this design and the many designs found at Design For Obama attest--moments like these also call for art.