We’re not sure if making portraits of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney out of beef jerky is high art or great design. It is, however, a fun way for the Jack Link’s company to get publicity for their beef jerky. And it’s certainly creative! Props to Jason Mecier and his Meet the Meatheads project.
The company commissioned artist Jason Mecier to create collages (or portraits, whatever word you prefer) of Romney and Obama out of several bags of Jack Link’s Jerky. There’s no telling if Mecier used Jack Link’s Turkey Jerky, or Sweet & Hot Beef Jerky, or Smokehouse Beef Jerky. He probably went with a mix . After all, Jack Link’s wouldn’t want to show favoritism to any kind of jerky. Or, for that matter, any Presidential candidate. That’s why both of these portraits look super classy and serious.
Mecier must have been serious about it too, since he’s estimated it took 50 hours per piece to complete the collages. Including the Sasquatch, that’s 150 hours. Damn.
If you haven’t seen the commercials, Sasquatch is kind of Jack Link’s unofficial spokescreature. There’s even a promotion going on where Jack Link’s customers can vote for their favorite meat portrait. We predict that politics will be dwarfed by the appeal of Sasquatch–who might also be the favorite Presidential candidate of Jack Link’s customers. Anyway, it’s just another day at work for Jason Mecier, who’s built a real reputation as the nation’s leading portraitist of celebrities immortalized in food. Check out more of his awesome work here.
What do you think of Jason Mecier’s portraits? Want a piece of Barack Obameat or Meat Romney?