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Build Your Own Obamicon

Updated on July 10, 2014

Create Your Own Shepard Fairey-esque Image!

Shepard Fairey's Hope image has been a pop culture phenomenon since it first appeared on Barack Obama's campaign literature and merchandise. Now, anyone can create their own "Obamicon" at Obamicon.Me.  Plus, find out how to buy your own Obamicon t-shirts, mugs, stamps and more!

Shepard Fairey's HOPE Was A Hit!

Now, do it yourself!

From its first appearance, the Shepard Fairey's Hope became a pop culture cult phenomenon, and items quickly sold out across the nation. The National Portrait Gallery has announced it will add Fairey’s original Hope print to its collection, and both Time and Esquire have commissioned versions for their inaugural issues. A similar Shepard Fairey design will be used for the official inauguration poster.

What if you're no Shepard Fairey? Never fear, visitors to can create their own “Obamicon” for free! Launched by Paste Media, the publishers of the highly popular independent entertainment magazine Paste, Obamicon.Me allows anyone to create their own image in the style of Shepard Fairey by uploading a photo or taking one with their web camera.

Shepard Fairey Talks About Obama and Art

Bid on Shepard Fairey's Hope

Shepard Fairey's products are hard to find now, but you can check these eBay links and bid to buy a part of history!

Shepard Fairey Books and DVDs - Learn from the master!

Have you made your Obamicon yet?

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      kurtkenobi 4 years ago

      I like this!

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      Bartukas 4 years ago

      Great tips great ideas :P

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      simpsonia 5 years ago

      I made one for my cat and it was fantastic!!! Great fun lens!

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      eccles1 5 years ago

      Nice lens !

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      floppypoppygift1 5 years ago

      Great lens & timely! Cheers~cb

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I haven't but many have been wondering how this is done and will appreciated your tutorial for sure!

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      Fcuk Hub 5 years ago

      I will after what I have read here :) Good info.

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      Edutopia 6 years ago

      One thing is for sure, Obama ran one slick campaign and if he hits his $1,000,000,000+ campaign fund this time around I'm sure 2012 will be no different.

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      PTurner56 6 years ago

      Yes, I made a couple. Great fun!

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      justin42 6 years ago

      No I haven't but this lens id going to inspire me to load up photoshop and make one.

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      Close2Art LM 6 years ago

      obey the cool lens...rwjr;)

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      boutiqueshops 6 years ago

      Waaaay cool!

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      Frankie Kangas 8 years ago from California

      Excellent. I love obamicons. Bear hugs, Frankster

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      Treasures By Brenda 8 years ago from Canada

      Nicely done, focused lens. I've never heard of an Obamicon before.

      Blessed by a SquidAngel.


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      Jimmie Lanley 8 years ago from Memphis, TN, USA

      Very neat! Can't wait to try it! Lenrolling to Obama Lapbook too.

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      Lee Hansen 9 years ago from Vermont

      I made an Obamicon of my grandson with the caption FUTURE. I love Shepard Fairey's work - he reminds me of Keith Haring.Lensrolling this to 60's Art as an artist influenced by the sixties.