One of the interesting things â€“ phenomena, perhaps â€“ of the US presidential election campaign during 2008 was how many people remade themselves to look like Barack Obama.
By that, I mean the images people use to portray themselves online. Such images are typically known as avatars.
The iconic image you see here, created by Los Angeles-based street artist Shepard Fairey, typified the aspirations of many people, not only in the United States.
Itâ€™s also the image style that spawned thousands of similar-looking images that you saw plastered all over peopleâ€™s Twitter profiles last November.
How do you make one for yourself? One way is to use the free service of Obamaicon.me, â€œa bit of post election funâ€ (it says on the site), from Paste Magazine.
And it is fun â€“ I created these Obama-style images with my webcam and the styling tools on the site:
Havenâ€™t yet got around to re-doing my Twitter avatar, though.
Give it a shot!
(Via Jamie Coomber)