I did it! I found the quintessential image of 2008! In a search that’s taken me through the eternal galleries of Flickr to the back back ends of Google images, it took a visit to the movie blog /Film for me to come across a perfect mashup of the two most iconic figureheads of the year — and who are opposite sides of the same coin. T-shirt designer James Lillis took Shepard Fairey‘s iconic Obama image (see his post-election version here) and defaced it with the equally iconic visage of Heath Ledger’s Joker to make “The Audacity of Joke.” Another addition to the gaggle of Joker threads, and the perfect symbol for a year where everything seemed to go horribly wrong, and yet somehow ended up, well, decent. Click through for larger version of the design.