When Shepard Fairey dropped his “Hope/Progress” screenprint featuring Barack Obama, I’ll admit it was an inspiration to me. The bold red and blue colors seemed to reinforce Obama’s main tenets of bridging political party divides, and the bold call to action was a reminder that individuals still can (and should) make a difference. That visual inspiration was also one more thing to add to the growing list that Barack Obama brought, which Hillary lacked. So when I saw Hillary Clinton‘s new poster in a crowd photo, it made me do a double-take.
While it’s an obvious attempt to duplicate Obama’s success, it comes across as a pale imitation and blatant knock-off. It’s also completely uninspiring. It makes me think more of some dystopic sci-fi movie like Bladerunner or 1984. And I don’t know about you, but it kinda looks a lot like this older political poster: