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2008 Campaign X GQ Magazine

2008 Campaign X GQ Magazine

When you mix amazing photography, Barack Obama, and GQ Magazine into one pot, you’re guaranteed to get a masterpiece.

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Designing Obama

Designing Obama

The Obama Campaign was revolutionary in just about every aspect. One aspect that gets overlooked pretty regularly is the beautiful design behind all communication materials. The O logo, the website, the print take-aways, motion graphics/video, everything, was extremely well executed and consistent.

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Random Homage#4: Just My Thoughts

Random Homage#4: Just My Thoughts

1: So the first thing on my newest Random Homage list is somewhat of a two-in-one. It’s the transcript for Barack Obama’s inaugural address via Broccoli City, a great blog i’ve recently come across. They cover a wide array of subjects and the site is just overall fresh. Anyway… By now, I’m assuming everyone of you has heard the speech but you can check it out here and analyze the powerful and genuine words of our President.

2: Okay okay. So the second order of business is also somewhat of a daily double as well. The Brooklyn Circus has become…Well…A Brooklyn staple. It’s become much more than just a shop. It is a brand that the fashion forward Brooklynite can embrace and incorporate easily into their wardrobe. There is a particular piece i’ve got my eye on and that’s the new shawl collar sweater. The detail on it is amazing so go pick this piece up asap in hopes that I havent already freaked it and made it impossible for you to get like me. Just kidding. Sorta.

3: The Sartorialist. The blog of an always traveling, highly fashionable family man with an eye for detail and incredible photography. Need I say more? Sounds like the story of my life within the next two years.

4: If you love high quality footwear that will have you “outchea” as my homies from Chi-Town would say, then you’ve got to appreciate Common Projects. This brand has proven to be nothing short of spectacular and their Spring/Summer 2009 continues their streak. Check it out here.

5: I love Brooklyn. As does Mos Def. Whenever I miss home a little to much, THIS is what I tune into on my ipod.

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The Obam-obile

The Obam-obile

Everyone who peeped the inauguration events had something to say about the new presidential ride and how damn near indestructible it looked. This pic shows exactly how many ways the Obam-obile protects our President. I thought it was pretty dope.

via: another face in the crowd

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Obama X J.Crew

Obama X J.Crew

Apparently, the First Family is also the Fresh Family. While the Obama’s are a captivating and interesting family, sometimes my shallow side kicks in and I start to mentally scan their outfits during appearances. I must say, this family of four get pretty dapper and glamorous. J.Crew seems to be a brand of choice for the entire family. Michelle Obama wore an entire J.Crew fit a few months back and women were going crazy calling stores trying to find the exact items she wore. During President Obama’s inauguration, his two beautiful daughters Sasha n Malia sported the childrens line of J.Crew, Crew Cuts. But dont bother looking for these pieces because they were 100% custom; from the fabric to the cuts. Check out a photo of our great new first family! Congrats Mr. President!!!

 

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Official Inauguration Poster

Official Inauguration Poster

 

It’s gettin’ real folks. The largest event of the most important election in U.S. history is just around the corner. The official artwork by artist Sheperd Fairey is available online now! If you aren’t gonna be in D.C. for the event, get your piece of history now: http://pic2009.inauguralcollectibles.com/category/SHEP.html

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You, Me, Him, Her…

You, Me, Him, Her…

We all made history. Voters, non-voters, and people of all races, ages, and cultures. What took place on November 4th, 2008 was probably the most monumental occurrence I witnessed in my 22 years of existence besides September 11, 2001. After all the campaigning, hard work, and dedication, Barack Obama was elected President of the United States. I have gotten over the initial shock of what happened so now I can share my thoughts with you all. Tuesday November 4th, 2008…I was up relatively early that morning but not for school like I am every Tuesday. This day was different. I didn’t go to class. Instead of heading to my 11am class at the Real HU, I embarked on a journey to New York City because i’m not a registered voter in D.C. nor did I have an absentee ballot. Voting in Brooklyn was my only option. I traveled 4 hours to cast my vote for Barack Obama (and get a fresh haircut from Vernon at Changing Faces barbershop on Fulton St.) and it was one of the most gratifying experiences I’ve ever had. It felt even better when I received a text msg from mom dukes simply stating “Obama won”…I was detached from the rest of the world at the time because I was on the bus back to D.C. so it didn’t really hit me right away. But when I arrived., things just felt different. There was pandemonium in the streets considering it was 3am on a Wednesday. Drivers were honking their horns, waving Obama posters out their windows, and people were embracing complete strangers. 3am…Wednesday morning…From what I heard, HU campus had a huge celebration of their own right on the yard in the rain!!! That’s how you know its real. Black girls partying in the rain?? ONLY for Obama. He may be half white, but that means he’s also half black. Therefore, we have a President of African descent. Period. We have come a long way but we still have tremendous hurdles to leap. I’m worried about the safety of Obama and his family (but like I said before..It wont be a good look for anybody if anything happens to him). I still have a sense of fear for the future of our country, our culture, and our world. I’m still not sure about my own future but I do know that the top is where I’m headed some how. It just won’t feel good if my people don’t follow. If we continue to be an economic minority in places like our nation’s capitol, Washington, D.C., then what’s the point. So Barack, can you repair the damage done to your people that has been taking place for far too long? We stand behind you, beside you, and are here to uplift you as long as you come through on your end of the bargain. I did my 8 hours of traveling so you could do your 8 years (fingers crossed) of empowering. Lets make it happen. All of us…YOU…ME…HIM…HER…

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS PIECE BELOW BY MY HOMIE KAMAU “MOOSE” HARPER…TALENTED CAT

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POLITICS AS USUAL….

The time to make history AGAIN is inching closer and closer…November 4th, 2008 will be a monumental day for all no matter what the outcome is. Make sure you do the right thing and go exercise your right to vote. Stop degrading yourselves and saying “one person doesn’t count”. Most American citizens are highly unsatisfied with the current state of our country. The ones who don’t vote…DON’T HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE UNSATISFIED…Simple as that. We all want change and for our lifestyles to improve through the power of the government. So go vote for Barack Obama…Yeah…I said it…MANDNEMINENT.com is in no way affiliated with Barack Obama…We just know who to vote for. I have never seen so many young people as interested in politics as we are right now and it’s not just African Americans. This is not just a racial issue. This is about gathering valid information on all of this years presidential candidates and utilizing that information to make a sensible decision on who to vote for. Obama is really rocking the boat!!! Rappers like Jay-Z, Jeezy, and Nas are backing him and showing their full support and they are not affiliated with the man either. This man goes to other countries and instills patriotism into people that are not even American citizens. He’s not even the president but he probably has greater relationships with the foreign population then our current president does….Speaking of our current president…He came to Howard University last week for those who didn’t know. If you were on campus and wondered why access was limited to certain parts of the campus, you can thank George Dubya Bush for that. Yes that’s right. Soul food Thursday in the cafe was shut down for this man. Check out the article in the Washington Post here…Enough on that guy. He’s outta here baby!! The anti-Obama folk are getting scared. So scared that there was apparently a plot to take his life. This isn’t the the 60’s people!! It is NOT going down…And ya’ll don’t want a riot on your hands because it wont just be the Black people bugging out. Just…don’t tweak. Peep the story on this foolish plot here…It sounds a little sketchy in my opinion…Or maybe people are just that stupid. But regardless of the naysayers, Barack Obama seems to be getting a lot of love. I went up to NYC this past weekend just to hang out for a little bit and saw so many posters and Obama paraphernalia. So I’ve gotta shout out Gray’s Papaya (best hot dogs and chicken tenders ever), Brooklyn Industries, and Triple Five Soul. Here are some photos just to show you how real it is out here. Obama for President. November 4th. Go vote. Peace

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