Breakfast with Barack

By Jamie Waugh / Published by Dwell
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What do Barack Obama, Scarlett O'Hara, and Elvis have in common? Plates.

I'm not talking about nameplates, plaques, or awards; these plates are the kind that TV infomercials have made synonymous with the word "commemorative". The difference, though, is the difference between Franklin Mint and Shepard Fairey.

Indeed, Fairey, the designer of the epic Barack Obama "Hope" poster, has issued a plate set featuring the same iconic style and primary colors—the background is lettered with "44th president", "this is our time", and other words and phrases of hope.



The set is available at The Future Perfect in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and TenOverSix in Los Angeles.

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Jamie Waugh

@jamie_waugh

After starting in design journalism at House & Garden and CNN, Jamie runs the International Design Awards festival, which rewards visionary international design. One University of Southern California MFA later, she maintains a steady fiction and dramatic writing habit.

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