I bought this silkscreened Obama poster several months ago, and had been meaning to have it framed since then. I even made an appointment to meet with a framer, which I had to then cancel because I was just too busy with work. I decided I HAD to put it in a frame before Obama actually takes office (16 days to go!), so I went ahead and stuck it in a $30 RIBBA frame from IKEA. Perfect! Sometimes you just have to settle for the easy/cheap route, and I’m totally happy with how this turned out. (FYI, I used acid-free photo tabs to fix the poster in place on top of the mat, since it wasn’t a good fit to put the mat on top.)
Lance Wyman is one of my favorite graphic designers of all time (you’ll probably recognize his incredibly, amazingly, ridiculously fabulous branding for the 1968 Mexico Olympics), and I’m really excited to have this poster. Unfortunately, it was overshadowed by Shepard Fairey’s wildly popular Obama poster, which, while unquestionably iconic and beautifully designed, just isn’t my personal cup of tea. (By the way, you can see all of the DNC-commissioned Obama posters here. They’re all sold out now, but it’s still an exciting reminder that the US is about to get a president who understands the value of good design!)
Here’s a detail of the triangle bunting seen in the top photo—the extent of my decorations for my New Year’s Eve party. I downloaded the calligraphed lettering from Hello Handmade Paperie, printed it on silver-foil coated card stock, and joined the cut-out triangles with black twine. I have a thing for triangle bunting (I still have to find a use for the FIALENA bunting-print fabric I bought almost a year ago!), and I’m thinking I might make various seasonal buntings to hang across this doorway all year long.