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20 Unusual Portraits of Barack Obama

Posted on Monday, January 19th, 2009 at 1:19 pm CET

Artists around the globe have been inspired by Barack Obama’s message of hope and change and many have made works of art featuring Obama’s portrait. The most famous one has been the iconic HOPE poster by Shepard Fairey, but many other artists and supporters of the campaign have made more unusual portraits using different materials like butter and beans. Here’s a collection of twenty of these unique portraits featuring the 44th President of the United States. Let’s hope that after tomorrow people continue to be inspired by all the good work that Obama will deliver and continue to make more of these weird portraits to honor the man.

1. Obama made of nanotubes by the University of Michigan

Barack Obama
2. Lego Obama by udronotto

Obama Cross-Stitch Button
3. Cross-stitched Obama by MonaxMonax

Tension - A Portrait of Barack Obama
4. Obama made out of steel wires by Michael Murphey

5. Obama made of snow, mulch and garbage by Daniel Dancer

Barack Obama Portrait Cookie
6. Obama cookie by Whipped Bakeshop

Pumpkins for Obama
7. Obama pumpkin by Casey Rawson

8. Obama made of marshmallow Peeps by Michael Leavitt

9. Obama made of butter by Norma Lyon

Barack Obama
10. Obama made with nails by Michael Murphey

obama beach head
11. Obama made of sand by Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada

Obama Etch by George Vlosich
12. Obama Etch-a-Sketch by George Vlosich

Zilly Rosen of ZILLYCAKES in Buffalo, NY, builds a likeness of presidential candidate Barack Obama using 1240 cupcakes.
13. Obama made with cupcakes by Zilly Rosen

14. Obama made of newspaper covers by David Rencher

15. Obama made of change by Andy Magee

Barack Obama: An American Portrait
16. Obama made of state flags by Charis Tsevis

17. Obama made of beans by boogaloo

18. Obama made with crayons by Herb Williams

Obama Mosaic
19. Obama mosaic of glass and porcelain by Mike Mandel

20. Obama made of dominoes by Robert Bosch

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