In Tim They Trust. On Christmas Eve, The Buffalo News put a unique twist on the Tebow-mania sweeping the nation with an illustrated cover of Tim Tebow for the paper’s sports section. As designer Vince Chiaramonte explains it:
It was easy to find several nice shots of him “Tebowing” and they would have worked fine, but I really wanted to bring something unique to the table. Since it was Christmas Eve I thought it would be fun if we could combine Tebow and his religious beliefs into a concept. If we are to believe the way some parts of the country think then it’s God, Jesus and Tebow. After all, he is considered to be the savior to the Broncos season and master of the fourth quarter miracle.
Vince collaborated with illustrator Dan Zakroczemski to bring the striking imagery together. Not only did the cover get a the thumbs up from the news team but an advanced copy was requested by the NFL Network prior to the match up between the Bills and Broncos. [source] [hi-res]
This image represents my support for the Occupy movement, a grassroots movement spawned to stand up against corruption, imbalance of power, and failure of our democracy to represent and help average Americans. On the other hand, as flawed as the system is, I see Obama as a potential ally of the Occupy movement if the energy of the movement is perceived as constructive, not destructive. I still see Obama as the closest thing to “a man on the inside” that we have presently. Obviously, just voting is not enough. We need to use all of our tools to help us achieve our goals and ideals. However, I think idealism and realism need to exist hand in hand. Change is not about one election, one rally, one leader, it is about a constant dedication to progress and a constant push in the right direction. Let’s be the people doing the right thing as outsiders and simultaneously push the insiders to do the right thing for the people. I’m still trying to work out copyright issues I may face with this image, but feel free to share it and stay tuned…
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