Monday, August 17, 2009

The Man Behind The Image

Meet Firas Alkhateeb, a senior history major at the University of Illinois who first came up with the Obama as the Joker image. He altered a Time magazine cover and put it on flikr where another enterprising American saw it, stripped out the magazine and slapped socialism on the bottom. Viola! Instant icon for the Age of Obama.

Alkhateeb said of The Won: "After Obama was elected, you had all of these people who basically saw him as the second coming of Christ. From my perspective, there wasn't much substance to him." Smart.

Click on the title of this post to read the story in the L.A. Times.

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