October 30th, 2008


Art for Change

This is incredibly awesome.

Jailbreak Toys, the creators of the Barack Obama Action Figure, sent 100 unpainted figures to some of the country's top artists so they could show us their own personal visions of what Obama means to America and the world.

What they came up with is enthralling. Some are bizarre, some are just breathtaking and awe-inspiring, some are just silly (Barack as Harry Potter and Barack wearing a parka and a Red Sox cap are two of my favourites).

All of them are awesome. When is the last time you remember a presidential candidate evoking this kind of reaction in people?

And, if you are similarly inspired, you can get your own DIY Obama Action Figure and create your own Art for Change. I ordered one...not sure what I'm going to do with him yet, but I can't resist the challenge.

What's more...The original artist's pieces are up for bids on eBay! Some of them are actually quite reasonably priced, too...