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Illustration of a stylized stencil portrait of President Barack Obama in a solid red, blue, and beige color with white text underneath the image.
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THESE BUTTONS WERE HANDMADE BY VOLUNTEERS AND ARE FOR NON-COMMERICAL USE BY OTHER SUPPORTERS ONLY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR EFFORTS!
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Designed by American artist, Shepard Fairey, this portrait of Barack Obama came to be an iconic and widely distributed image in association with Obama's 2008 presidential election. The image, which is often portrayed with the words "progress", "hope", or "change" underneath became immediately popular upon its release. In the years since, the image has been hailed as one of the most recognizable symbols of Obama's campaign message. As a result of its popularity, Obama personally sent a letter of thanks to Fairey, expressing his appreciation for the support.