The US Presidential race is over. And Obama has prevailed. What a relief. The race was so close Zina Saunders who was asked to design a cover image for the New York Observer had to come up with three cover images to cover every eventuality:
On Sunday afternoon, Ed Johnson at the NY Observer wrote with a cover assignment that thrilled and terrified me at the same time. The thrill? Painting the election cover! The terror? They needed to have 3 variations to cover all possible election outcomes (Obama wins, it’s a tie when they go to press, and Obama…gulp…loses). So, yeah, the prospect of Romney winning struck terror in my heart. And it was an awful feeling painting a sad Obama face for the Romney Wins variation. Awful, awful.
Read Zina’s blogpost for the full 100….
Meanwhile below are some other images i acquired from Facebook. They say it all I think…
And my favourite tweet of the evening was the following just before Obama finally made an appearance to give his speech:
I want Obama to come out in a huge Afro wig. To the soundtrack of Shaft.
And favourite Facebook update: