5 Really Great Obama T-Shirts

by liz on August 4, 2008

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“Nearly everyone is getting used to seeing Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s official message on TV. But some people are seeing him on unofficial wares. Obama’s face is emblazoned on thousands of graphic T-shirts sold online, on street corners and in chain stores. For some, the icon is all about Obama’s message, for others it’s simply a hip fashion statement.”

The excerpt above is from a Chicago Public Radio story about Obama’s transition from political candidate to pop culture icon, with his likeness appearing on everything from t-shirts to trinkets.

The wildfire spread of unofficial goods can partly be attributed to the popularity of Obama’s message, but not entirely; we’ve had popular candidates before.

What we haven’t had before, though, is a candidate with such a strong brand right out of the gate. Obama’s camp is also the first to completely grasp the potential of the internet as a vehicle for campaigning and have done a better job harnessing it’s viral and social natures than any of it’s competitors.

The result? Well, enough shirts for us to do a round-up of awesome Obama tees (in no particular order, of course):

1. Obey Obama Progress Tee

Obey Obama

From the OBEY Giant folks, this tee is imprinted with Shepard Fairey’s “Progress” design. $28.00 BUY NOW Also available for women.

2. Barak Obama is my Homeboy

Homeboy

These guys are the self-proclaimed “largest online grassroots campaign supporting Barack Obama”. They certainly have one of the most popular tees out there. You can buy it, and others, from their site, as well as setup your own blog to talk about the presidential race. $18.45 BUY NOW

3. The Obama-Bama Tee

The Obama-Bama Tee

Originally just for kids (because really, what’s cuter than kids with a political opinion?), lowercase tee now offers these for grown-ups too. $17.00 BUY NOW

4. Audacity To Hope

Audacity

Looks like shirts from apb have been selling out… they’re the most urban designs we’ve found and clearly popular. This design, and the other designs they have available, are still available in a few sizes. $24.99 BUY NOW

5. Captain Obama

Captain Obama

This is probably our favorite of the all the tees we found while doing research for this article. Designed by AJ Dimarucot for Thriving Ink, it’s just one of the different shirts created for their Hope is Dope line of shirts. Part of the proceeds for sales of the shirts will go to charity. $21.95 BUY NOW

So there you have it, our wrap-up of our favorite obama shirts out there right now.

This post was so popular, we had to do a second one! Check out Part 2 for 5 more really great tees.

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ryan August 6, 2008 at 4:15 am

hey, you forgot the obama 1996 for illinois state senate tee! pretty rad.

http://www.homageclothing.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=59

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ryan August 6, 2008 at 4:15 am

hey, you forgot the obama 1996 for illinois state senate tee! pretty rad.

http://www.homageclothing.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=59

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ryan August 5, 2008 at 9:15 pm

hey, you forgot the obama 1996 for illinois state senate tee! pretty rad.

http://www.homageclothing.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=59

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Derek August 13, 2008 at 5:18 pm

i love the obama tees. the obama bama one made me laugh.lol

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Derek August 13, 2008 at 5:18 pm

i love the obama tees. the obama bama one made me laugh.lol

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Derek August 13, 2008 at 10:18 am

i love the obama tees. the obama bama one made me laugh.lol

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Nicole August 14, 2008 at 2:26 pm

check out the coolest obama tees out there…www.theressomethingaboutbarry.com

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Nicole August 14, 2008 at 2:26 pm

check out the coolest obama tees out there…www.theressomethingaboutbarry.com

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Nicole August 14, 2008 at 7:26 am

check out the coolest obama tees out there…www.theressomethingaboutbarry.com

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Joe October 2, 2008 at 3:43 pm

My favorite Obama T-Shirt is the clean look of Obama-Biden T-Shirts

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Joe October 2, 2008 at 3:43 pm

My favorite Obama T-Shirt is the clean look of Obama-Biden T-Shirts

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Joe October 2, 2008 at 8:43 am

My favorite Obama T-Shirt is the clean look of Obama-Biden T-Shirts

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Joe October 2, 2008 at 3:50 pm

Love the official Obama “O” logo that’s why I’m a fan of Obama-Biden T-Shirts

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Joe October 2, 2008 at 3:50 pm

Love the official Obama “O” logo that’s why I’m a fan of Obama-Biden T-Shirts

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Joe October 2, 2008 at 8:50 am

Love the official Obama “O” logo that’s why I’m a fan of Obama-Biden T-Shirts

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Charlie Z October 29, 2008 at 12:00 am

Great shirts by everybody! Check out my OBAMA designs:

OBAMA WOW!

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Charlie Z October 29, 2008 at 12:00 am

Great shirts by everybody! Check out my OBAMA designs:

OBAMA WOW!

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Charlie Z October 28, 2008 at 5:00 pm

Great shirts by everybody! Check out my OBAMA designs:

OBAMA WOW!

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Marco November 13, 2008 at 4:29 am

These are really popular shirts, and the guy who designed it put the word “PRESIDENT” on it back when Obama was still battling the democrats. Now is even MORE appropriate. It’s the Barack Star shirts, but look for the President stuff.

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Marco November 13, 2008 at 4:29 am

These are really popular shirts, and the guy who designed it put the word “PRESIDENT” on it back when Obama was still battling the democrats. Now is even MORE appropriate. It’s the Barack Star shirts, but look for the President stuff.

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Marco November 12, 2008 at 9:29 pm

These are really popular shirts, and the guy who designed it put the word “PRESIDENT” on it back when Obama was still battling the democrats. Now is even MORE appropriate. It’s the Barack Star shirts, but look for the President stuff.

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mdub January 7, 2009 at 9:43 pm

I made an obama t-shirt, would love to know what you think

http://www.cafepress.com/mdubbed.342849833

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mdub January 7, 2009 at 2:43 pm

I made an obama t-shirt, would love to know what you think

http://www.cafepress.com/mdubbed.342849833

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Black Half January 18, 2009 at 10:17 pm

Great post! There are tons of Obama shirts out there…starting to drive me crazy. I am of course bias to our “political commentary” shirt.

“I Voted For The Black Half”.

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Black Half January 18, 2009 at 3:17 pm

Great post! There are tons of Obama shirts out there…starting to drive me crazy. I am of course bias to our “political commentary” shirt.

“I Voted For The Black Half”.

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