Good ole American style capitalism! Here’s to ya’, Anita.
Liu Mingjie created a computer-aided design that superimposed US President Barack Obama’s face over that of China’s late Chairman Mao.
So it’s now Obama’s face sporting that famous green Communist Party cap with a red star on T-shirts, bags and coin purses sold at Liu’s shop, Stefan, located in the trendy, touristy lakeside shops of Houhai in central Beijing.
“American people who come in say, ‘Omigosh. That’s fantastic,’ Liu said, perfectly mimicking a Southern California accent.
“Chinese people see Obama’s face where Mao’s should be, and they laugh,” said Liu, 39, a native of Beijing.
Now that his ObaMao line is proving a hit, Liu said he’s working on a new product to introduce before the Christmas shopping season – ObaMao underwear. 🙂