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Barack Obama's presidential campaign has been all about progress, hope and change. Everywhere you go right now – in the US at least – there are posters of Obama. And not just any posters. Serious art work that's as innovative, creative – and dare we say it? – inspiring as the candidate himself.

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Even the t-shirts manufactured by those associated with his campaign, such as the one above, think outside the box with witty puns and distinctive, original concepts.

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Obama's campaign is attracting the best and brightest minds in art and design, always a good sign for a candidate who prides himself on change.

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And it's not only the rarefied art circuit crowd supporting Obama: everyone from art students with extra cardboard on their hands to your local hotdog vendor is uniting to embrace the candidate that stands for change and hope in our new millennium. As Gray's Papaya says, 'No Gimmicks! No Bull!'

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The soon-to-be iconic graphic of Obama's face in red, white and blue can be seen postered all over Los Angeles, thanks to the efforts of its artist and designer, Shepard Fairey.

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However, good luck purchasing one: they have been so popular they keep selling out on Obama's online store. But one thing will never sell out: the promise of hope that Barack Obama's campaign brings.

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We are hopeful for a more compassionate and kinder and accepting world… for the chance to prove that we have a heart, and a mind and a soul. MR/TP

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