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Obama Hope Poster Shepard Fairey

The Real Two Party System

Trey Lyon | Posted 10.08.2014 | Home
Trey Lyon

To some, fear is a motivator, to others a sales tactic and to still others, a sign of weakness. Ironically, that sentence is equally true when the word "fear" is replaced with the word "hope."

I'm Voting for Barack Obama Because I Believe Progress Is Possible

Shepard Fairey | Posted 12.30.2012 | Home
Shepard Fairey

I want to see this country move forward, not backward, and I know that four more years of Obama in office will have our country and our planet looking far more like the ones I want to see than a Romney presidency ever could.

Katherine Brooks

Shepard Fairey Sentenced To Two Years Probation | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.14.2012 | Home

Artist Shepard Fairey was sentenced to two years probation in a U.S. District Court in Manhattan Friday. Known for the "HOPE" posters he created d...

LOOK: Iconic Obama Artist Dressed To Impress In Mugshot

Posted 03.27.2012 | Home

The artist who created the iconic "HOPE" poster of President Obama looks quite dapper in his mugshot. Shepard Fairey pleaded guilty in February to ...

Happy Birthday, Shepard Fairey

Posted 02.15.2012 | Home

On this day (February 15) in 1970, Shepard Fairey was born. The now-infamous graphic designer, illustrator, and poster fanatic emerged on the scene th...

The Trials And Tribulations of Shepard Fairey's OWS Poster

Posted 11.23.2011 | Home

Shepard Fairey, known for his "Andre The Giant Has A Posse" propaganda and his iconic Obama "HOPE" poster created during the 2008 presidential campaig...

The Future Is Unwritten

Shepard Fairey | Posted 01.15.2012 | Home
Shepard Fairey

2011-11-15-ShepardFaireypull.jpg It is only possible for society to evolve in a positive direction with a healthy balance of honoring both the needs of the individual, and promoting basic human rights and equality of the collective.

Shepard Fairey Designs The New Face Of Occupy Wall Street

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 12.14.2011 | New York

Shepard Fairey, the graphic designer behind Barack Obama's iconic "Hope" posters, is showing his support for Occupy Wall Street protestors with an inv...

Dave Jamieson

Obama Campaign's Call For Free Designs Angers Artists | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.12.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign recently launched a poster contest, inviting artists from across the country to submit designs in...

The Art of Compassion or Compassion as Art?

Christal Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Christal Smith

It wasn't the only reason Obama won, but the fact that the original is in the Smithsonian gives some indication of the role Shepard Fairey's then-ubiquitous and now-iconic HOPE poster played in the 2008 election.

Yosi Sergant And The Art Of Right Wing Hysteria

Neon Tommy | Hillel Aron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

It was late September 2009, and Yosi Sergant was sitting in Washington National Airport, waiting for his flight. His sister Shira was about to give bi...

Shepard Fairy on Manhood and Mistakes

Tom Matlack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tom Matlack

To be honest, my expectations of a broad-ranging interview with the icon-maker, Shepard Fairey, were not high. I was moderating a panel on manhood be...

Question Everything: Shepard Fairey on His Influences, His Legal Battle with AP, and Being a Sellout

Adriana Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Adriana Dunn

Fairey characterizes his work as reactionary, and defends the Hope image as the right move at the time. "Having McCain as president would have been horrible," he said.

Shep Visionary or Criminal?

Tom Matlack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tom Matlack

Fairey's work is on the cover of Time and he has a major show at the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art but ultimately he is just fucking cool.

The AP, Obama, & Referencing

Shepard Fairey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Shepard Fairey

I can't talk about every aspect of my case with the AP over the Obama HOPE poster, but there are a few things I want to discuss and points I'd like to make.

Selling Hope Instead of Fear: 
Redefining Activism

Christiana Wyly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christiana Wyly

We need to follow Obama's example of reaching across the barriers that divide us as a people. We must learn how to reach into our hearts and truly meet another human being exactly where they are.

John C. Reilly, Flea, Shepard Fairey, Miri Ben-Ari, Russell Simmons, Marc Ecko, MC Yogi (Obama-Inspired VIDEOS)

Ben Arnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ben Arnon

"If you choose to exercise your right to vote, your opinion matters. A banker's vote carries the same weight as a skateboarder, a farmer or someone who is unemployed."

How the Obama "Hope" Poster Reached a Tipping Point and Became a Cultural Phenomenon: An Interview With the Artist Shepard Fairey

Ben Arnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ben Arnon

"I think what then happened was that there were a lot of people who were digging Obama but they didn't have any way to symbolically show their support."

Shepard Fairey, Poster Boy Of The 2008 Election (And For The Rise Of The New)

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Fairey has created the iconic image not just of the Obama campaign, but of the campaign itself -- his image works because it's art, not branding, genuinely inspired and memorable, whatever your politics.

Meet The Man Behind The Obama Poster Phenomenon

Washington Post | William Booth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

When the street artist and guerrilla marketer Shepard Fairey got word from the Obama people that they would welcome his contribution to the campaign, ...