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 …

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 …

Jell-O Presidents

Forty-four American gelatinous heads of state by Henry Hargreaves

Just in time for the November elections, Kiwi artist Henry Hargreaves is releasing a series of presidential portraits composed of carefully molded Jell-O. The photographer—previously featured on CH for his book on 3D breasts and his images of deep-fried gadgets—used the color palette of the US flag to indicate miscellaneous information within the portraits. A comical take on the dominant topic of conversation, the collection …