Obama: 101 Best Covers

DURING HIS TWO TERMS IN OFFICE President Barack Obama amassed more newspaper and magazine front covers than any other in history. This book presents the best 101 examples from across the globe, in a special commemorative edition celebrating the startling event that was the election of the first African American president. Eight years in the making, the book’s selection of covers depict Obama in a kaleidoscope of guises, including feminist, communist, fashion model, Jew, Muslim terrorist, Messiah, Superman, George Washington, President Roosevelt, Julius Caesar and Hindu deity Lord Shiva. Featured publications include ‘TIME’, ‘Newsweek’, ‘Rolling Stone’, ‘Vogue’, ‘Vanity Fair’, ‘The New Yorker’, ‘Esquire’, ‘Ebony’, ‘Essence’, ‘Vibe’, ‘The Guardian’ and ‘The New York Times’. The accompanying text discusses the design, typography, photography and political context of each cover, bringing to life this unique portrait of one of the world’s most famous men.

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