Iron Fists: Evolution of Obama’s iconography

Hmm. Where have I seen these types of logos and image campaigns in the 21st century?
Oh, I know!

Obama Presidential Seal (before he was actually President)

This is progress?

This is progress? (Shepard Fairey ripped this one off from an AP photo and got sued for it. Then he sued AP. Who do I give photo credit to here?)

Looks like these meet all the criteria for totalitarian branding.  And, it looks like Steven Heller’s presentation could use a little update.
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