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Now That's Dope! Shepard Fairey Paints Trayvon Martin (PHOTO)
Global Grind ^ | May 23, 2012 | The Decider

Posted on 05/23/2012 11:46:02 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Shepard Fairey, the man who created the iconic Obama "Hope" poster, couldn't put the paintbrush down when it came to the case of Trayvon Martin.

Fairey is known for his amazing artwork and has continuously drawn inspiration from people who've made a significant difference in news and pop culture.

Commissioned by Ebony Magazine, Fairey created the piece a few months ago and will be featured in the magazine when it hits newsstands this week.

On the Trayvon painting, Fairey said:

"I have followed Trayvon’s case closely and I think any compassionate human being can relate to Trayvon as a brother or son and would want to see a thorough investigation into the killing of an unarmed person. In my portrait I wanted to emphasize Trayvon’s humanity as well as the public outcry for a just investigation into his death."

For many of us, Trayvon's story has touched the entire nation, sparking a creative revolution among artists and musicians alike.


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Politics
KEYWORDS: obama; shepardfairey; trayvon; trayvonmartin
Some of the comments:

Kathleen Pfeiffer · Albuquerque, New Mexico Beautiful but such a sad look in his eyes (he must be reacting to all the crap being said since he was murdered).

LaTasha Monique · VSU VERY NICE! RIP to this beautiful Child! xoxoxoxo!

1 posted on 05/23/2012 11:46:16 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Looks just like 0bama.


2 posted on 05/23/2012 11:48:27 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Criminaliens or Crimigrants...0bamao's people?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What does he do- scan it into photo shop and then generate a paint-by-numbers painting? All his stuff looks suspiciously like that


3 posted on 05/23/2012 11:49:41 AM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in Palin/Gingrich)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I love how the hoodie looks all blood-spattered. Should have made his eyes into big “X”s too. That would have worked.


4 posted on 05/23/2012 11:52:23 AM PDT by RetroSexual
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

..........DOPE
5 posted on 05/23/2012 11:52:23 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Some just can’t handle the truth.


7 posted on 05/23/2012 11:54:32 AM PDT by Surrounded_too
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I've been hoping for some schmuck who didn't plan his
graphic well to show up somewhere with a sign saying:

JUST
ICE
TRAYVON!

Because I laugh at things like that.

8 posted on 05/23/2012 11:56:35 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Mr. K
What does he do- scan it into photo shop and then generate a paint-by-numbers painting? All his stuff looks suspiciously like that.

It's certainly not a freehand painting or drawing. Speaking of which, has anyone yet pasted Martin's photo into the Obama "Hope" poster generator? I'm thinking the caption "Looks like..." would work perfectly.

9 posted on 05/23/2012 11:57:42 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why is the media allowed to get away with using images of this kid when he was 12 instead of showing him at 17 as the gold-toothed, gang-banging POS that he really was?


10 posted on 05/23/2012 11:57:44 AM PDT by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"I have followed Trayvon’s case closely ...me too.

and I think any compassionate human being ..that's me.

can relate to Trayvon .....uhhhhhhh

as a brother or son .....Ok, he lost me here. I don't have a brother. However, I do have a son. If he turned out to be a dope-smoking gang-banger wannabe, the only way that I'd be relating to him would be out behind the woodshed.

11 posted on 05/23/2012 11:58:34 AM PDT by wbill
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To: wbill

If he turned out to be a dope-smoking gang-banger wannabe, the only way that I’d be relating to him would be out behind the woodshed.
_____________

And because this is your outlook and set of standards, your son won’t turn out to be a dope smoking gang banger. Amazing how parenting works out that way.


12 posted on 05/23/2012 12:02:39 PM PDT by Tulane
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To: MeganC

13 posted on 05/23/2012 12:03:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I thought Shepard Fairey was in jail for perjury.

Anyway, I used my artistic talents to create this portrait of Zimmerman:


14 posted on 05/23/2012 12:04:11 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

1) I actually thought this was going to be something about Shep Smith from FOX news. I guess it was the Shepard Fairey that threw me.

2) Call me “not compassionate” then.


15 posted on 05/23/2012 12:04:11 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Mr. K

No kidding. That’s amateur photoshop stuff.


16 posted on 05/23/2012 12:09:13 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: evets

THUG is a better title


17 posted on 05/23/2012 12:11:06 PM PDT by texson66 (In the words of Kent Brockman, "As for myself, I welcome our new commie overlords...")
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To: NEMDF

No, that’s David “Shepard the Fairy” Smith, not Shepard Fairey.


18 posted on 05/23/2012 12:11:06 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: NEMDF
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19 posted on 05/23/2012 12:11:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Mr. K

“What does he do”

You can do this kinda stuff with a simple old slide projector. I used to do that on bass drum heads for bands I was in. Incredibly simple to do. No talent required.


20 posted on 05/23/2012 12:13:13 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...killing of an unarmed person..

So if someone is using your head like a jackhammer on cement and you got a gun you shouldn't shoot him because he is unarmed. Just allow that person to crack your skull open like a walnut because obviously the brain is not necessary to survive as he would know.

21 posted on 05/23/2012 12:13:24 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Fairey is known for his amazing artwork

...which any decent graphic artist could do in 20 minutes.

22 posted on 05/23/2012 12:14:44 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Coulda been worse.
 
Coulda been a redo of this...
 

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But why did they use the photoshopped pic of Martin?
 
Why not use the original???
 
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23 posted on 05/23/2012 12:15:19 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...couldn't put the paintbrush down...

Me...I use a mouse for Photoshop "posterize".

24 posted on 05/23/2012 12:16:32 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Mr. K

Just what I was going to say. Probably took him 3 seconds. How artistic of him.


25 posted on 05/23/2012 12:17:01 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have no idea what his gender identity is, but it must have been hell growing up with a name like “Fairey”.

That explains why he’s a flaming liberal.

And that explains why he didn’t Photoshop the picture of No-Limit-N***a with the tattoos and grill.

And it also explains why he didn’t he include No-Limit’s can of watermelon iced tea in the background.


26 posted on 05/23/2012 12:18:49 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
obviously the brain is not necessary to survive

Given how many people there are who still support Obama and the Democrats (no, not a rock group), I believe you are correct. (Although obviously, a lot of them are dead.)

27 posted on 05/23/2012 12:19:13 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: RetroSexual

Wish was I home so I could use photoshop...I would extend this pic to include his arms banging Zimmermans head into the curb.


28 posted on 05/23/2012 12:20:08 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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There is no way zimmerman can get a fair trial..


29 posted on 05/23/2012 12:20:24 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Do I really need a /s tag?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Trayvon Martin

30 posted on 05/23/2012 12:23:02 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

". . . any compassionate human being can relate to Trayvon as a brother or son and would want to see a thorough investigation into the killing of an unarmed person . . ."

I see Trayvon as a thug (unless there is some hidden evidence that we have not heard), and when the "unarmed person" is using his superior size and aggressiveness to beat another person to death, I don't mind at all when the "unarmed person" is shot to death by an innocent person.

31 posted on 05/23/2012 12:29:01 PM PDT by Pollster1 (“A boy becomes a man when a man is needed.” - John Steinbeck)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Bastard! I’m standing in the aisle of a train going home and that pic of him as a baby holding skittles has me crying from laughing so much People are staring at me like I’m insane.


32 posted on 05/23/2012 12:29:26 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: MeganC
Why is the media allowed to get away with using images of this kid when he was 12 instead of showing him at 17 as the gold-toothed, gang-banging POS that he really was?

Different people can draw differently from the same image.

When I see this image I think of how an innocent child was influenced into a wasted life of drugs and thuggery by a dead end culture of victim-hood and entitlement.

I have personally been acquainted with young black kids that went from innocent youngsters to prison cell or grave in five or ten years.

33 posted on 05/23/2012 12:43:29 PM PDT by oldbrowser (They are Marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

The first guy to make this into a pistol target is going to make some bucks.


34 posted on 05/23/2012 12:44:56 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (I will never vote for Romney. Ever.)
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35 posted on 05/23/2012 12:49:11 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

36 posted on 05/23/2012 12:49:54 PM PDT by earglasses (I was blind, and now I hear...)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
My "painting" of George Zimmerman.

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37 posted on 05/23/2012 12:54:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is that the same size target as a B27?


38 posted on 05/23/2012 1:00:35 PM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Remember when Obama said if he had a son he’d want him to be just like Trayvon?

Go to the website for the movie forgreaterglory.com and watch the trailer. (I’d provide the link but I don’t know if it’s permitted.)

At the 1:23 mark ... maybe it’s a coincidence ... but it looks like O was fed that line by Hollywood.


39 posted on 05/23/2012 1:03:12 PM PDT by carmody
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Saint Skittles before his ascension into the Heavens on wings of dope smoking, hoodie wearing angels.


40 posted on 05/23/2012 1:05:40 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (With (R)epublicans like these, who needs (D)emocrats?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Where’s the halo?


41 posted on 05/23/2012 1:19:50 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why not an image of him as a toddler instead?
42 posted on 05/23/2012 1:40:06 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Where’s the one in the hat? Or hoodie, whatever...


43 posted on 05/23/2012 1:57:40 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Anyone found the picture Shep purloined for this?


44 posted on 05/23/2012 1:58:44 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: dead
04/02/2012 6:22:33 PM PDT · 16 of 29
StAnDeliver to 2ndDivisionVet
NBC is internally investigating why their producers didn't make Zimmerman look racist enough. Their new graphic will look something like this:


45 posted on 05/23/2012 2:26:51 PM PDT by StAnDeliver ("You can achieve a lot if you don't care who gets the credit." -- not the guy who sued Shep Fairey)
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To: cripplecreek

LOL! Genius! Send it to these same idiots who are praising Mr. Fairey.


46 posted on 05/24/2012 4:04:40 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

THERE IS NO CASE AGAINST GEORGE ZIMMERMAN !
YET THE LIBTARDS PERSIST!


47 posted on 05/24/2012 4:10:30 PM PDT by TsonicTsunami08
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