An ad agency working on the Obama campaign called me a few weeks ago. They saw my drawings over words and my drawing with words posted here and asked if I would be interested in doing a drawing for a campaign poster. They wanted a portrait of Barack Obama made from a list of issues most important to the Senator written out to form the portrait. I employed this technique once before when I was so frustrated with the media coverage I thought it an appropriate way to show the subtext. But that drawing was done for this blog rather quickly and designed to be seen 6 inches at 72 ppi (pixels per square inch) this would be viewed much larger and needed to be much more detailed. That means many many more words,.. so many in fact, that at 72 ppi, I could only show a small fraction of the drawing here, otherwise it wouldn't read as words.

Over the next few days I’m going to post the rest of the drawing in fragments. If you’re a college student and you print the fragments out, tile them together on your dorm room wall and send me a picture, I’ll give you a shout out and post the pics here on my blog.

  1. Dale Stephanos
    October 7, 2008 -

    Larry, this is brilliant!

  2. October 7, 2008 -

    wow, you're really onto something, Larry - congrats on a job well done!

    November 8, 2008 -


  4. Shoffs
    February 2, 2009 -

    This is amazing! There has been such an outpouring of artwork dedicated to Obama since the campaign and election. I have seen so many amazing posters and paintings but its refreshing to see something so far from the typical campaign poster. I can't imagine how much heart and hard work must have gone into creating this astonishing piece.

  5. Alexa Bowden
    June 25, 2010 -

    Larry, this is really great, i was research artists for Art GCSE and i cam across this and i thinks its amazing.