How Artists Depicted Obama’s Presidency

Friday 20 January marks President Obama’s last day in office, and while plenty of presidents before (and after) him are captured by artists in different ways, his presidency was incredibly significant. The first black president has—for plenty of reasons—been an appealing muse for artists of all styles and mediums. From Shepard Fairey’s unmistakable “Hope” poster to Lisa Jack’s delightful photos and Chuck Close’s portraits, President …

Think Pin

William N Copley (aka CPLY) passed away in 1996, but his thoughtful and provocative art remains relevant. Somewhere between Surrealism and American pop art, Copley’s work is colorful, bold and full of allegory. This American flag pin (with the word “think” replacing the stars) is a timely reminder that’s it’s possible to be hopeful, thoughtful, respectful and still patriotic.

Obama Finally Gets His Own Twitter Account

Six years into his run as the 44th President of the United States of America, President Barack Obama has finally launched his own Twitter account. The president isn’t new to tweeting though, as he’s previously posted messages to his staff-managed account @BarackObama. But with his new handle @POTUS, Obama is taking full control of his own retweets and favs. The new account is meant to …