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  • Feds Seek Prison Time For Obama "Hope" Artist

    09/05/2012 9:40:41 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 26 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | Sept. 5, 2012 | unknown
    Feds Seek Prison Time For Obama "Hope" Artist Prosecutors want Shepard Fairey sentencing to serve as a warning SEPTEMBER 5--Federal prosecutors want Shepard Fairey, the artist who created the Barack Obama “Hope” poster, to serve time in prison following his misdemeanor conviction for destroying and fabricating documents in connection with a civil lawsuit over the iconic campaign image. In advance of Friday’s scheduled sentencing of Fairey in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, the Department of Justice has filed a memorandum arguing that a prison term for the 42-year-old artist would be “appropriate.” However, prosecutors did not specify how long Fairey...
  • Will Obama "Hope & Change" artist/commie propagandist, Shepard Fairey, do a poster w/ new slogan?

    05/02/2012 8:47:46 AM PDT · by ETL · 18 replies
    various sources | May 2, 2012 | self
    Street artist Shepard Fairey, who designed Obama 'Hope' poster, arrested for graffiti in Boston NY Daily News | February 7th 2009 http://www.nydailynews.com/news/us_world/2009/02/07/2009-02-07_street_artist_shepard_fairey_who_designe.html ________________________________________________________From Shepard Fairey's official website (ObeyGiant.com):Check it out! I got a thank you note from Barack Obama. If he is elected, maybe I have a get out of jail free card. All kidding aside, I’m honored to be acknowledged by someone so important to the future of our country. Also, the Obama campaign asked me to do a poster illustration for sale on their site. It should be out next week on barackobama.com.-Shepardhttp://obeygiant.com/post/check-it-out ________________________________________________________ Here is the 'thank...
  • Shephard Fairey, Creator Of The Obama "Hope" Poster ... Mug Shot

    03/26/2012 11:01:05 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 74 replies · 121+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 3/26/12 | The Smoking Gun
    Meet Shepard Fairey. The famed street artist who created the Barack Obama “Hope” poster is pictured here in a United States Marshals Service mug shot... (snip)
  • The Obama Hope Artist Is Going To Jail?

    02/27/2012 10:52:32 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-27-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Artist Shepard Fairey, who created the iconic "Hope" campaign poster featuring then-Sen. Barack Obama for the 2008 presidential campaign, pleaded guilty in Manhattan Federal Court on Friday to one count of criminal contempt for destroying documents, manufacturing evidence and other misconduct.See the story here. I know it's not spelled the same way, but it looks like Mr. Fairey may get a chance to live out his name behind the slammer (that's a lot of innuendo for one sentence!). I whipped up a couple of parting gifts for him... This one is from me to liberals
  • Lying artist ‘Hope’less (Shepard Fairey faces up to 6 months for contempt)

    02/25/2012 10:04:09 AM PST · by dead · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 25, 2012 | BRUCE GOLDING
    The artist who created the iconic “HOPE” poster for President Obama’s 2008 campaign faces up to six months in the slammer for lying in court papers about the source of his inspiration... < snip > Fairey, 42, admitted undertaking an elaborate scheme to make it seem that he used one Associated Press photograph of Obama “as a reference” for his famous image, when in reality he had used another AP image. He made the false statements as part of a lawsuit he brought against the AP to block a potential copyright claim. “Violating the court’s trust was the worst thing...
  • Obama ‘Hope’ Artist Pleads Guilty To Contempt

    02/25/2012 10:05:21 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 02/24/12 | Chad Bray
    The Los Angeles artist behind an iconic poster that became a symbol of President Barack Obama’s campaign four years ago pleaded guilty to a criminal misdemeanor Friday stemming from his actions during a copyright dispute over the poster. * * * At a separate bail hearing Friday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel Levy said prosecutors are likely to seek some term of imprisonment in the case.
  • Obama 'HOPE' poster artist pleads guilty [to criminal contempt]

    02/24/2012 6:15:47 PM PST · by justlurking · 23 replies · 1+ views
    AP via Yahoooooo! ^ | 2012-02-24 | Larry Neumeister
    The creator of the Barack Obama "HOPE" poster pleaded guilty Friday to criminal contempt, saying he made a "terrible decision" in 2009 to destroy some documents and fabricate others in a civil lawsuit pertaining to The Associated Press photograph he relied upon to make the poster. Shepard Fairey entered the plea in federal court to the misdemeanor charge, which carries a maximum potential penalty of up to six months in prison. Sentencing was set for July 16. The criminal case originated after the artist acknowledged he had fabricated information in a lawsuit he brought against the AP in February 2009....
  • Obama HOPE Artist Beaten Bloody in Copenhagen by Left-wing Radicals

    08/16/2011 9:05:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/16/11 | Jim Hoft
    Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 5:44 AM HOPE Obama HOPE artist Shepard Fairey was beaten bloody in Copenhagen by anarchists who told him to, “Go back to America.” The Guardian reported: When graffiti artist Shepard Fairey turned his talents to US politics, his reward was international acclaim and a letter of thanks from Barack Obama. When he employed a similar tactic in Denmark, however, the response proved altogether less edifying. Last weekend, Fairey – creator of the famous “Hope” poster that came to encapsulate Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign – was beaten up after the opening of...
  • Shepard Fairey on Occupy Wall Street: ‘I Support the Movement.’

    11/18/2011 6:39:16 PM PST · by Dajjal · 15 replies · 1+ views
    GalleristNY ^ | Nov. 15, 2011 | Sarah Douglas
    Shepard Fairey on Occupy Wall Street: ‘I Support the Movement.’ The Artist Says He’s at Work on Images That ‘Call Out the Villains’ by Sarah Douglas11/15/11 [snip] This morning, we spoke with artist Shepard Fairey, who was recently chosen by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation as its first “Artist as Activist,” for which Mr. Fairey created 100 signed prints of a new poster called “The Future is Unwritten,” which is available through Artnet.com, starting at $1,250, to benefit Coalition for the Homeless. We asked Mr. Fairey, who spoke with us on the phone from the James Hotel, not far from the...
  • Shepard Fairey, L.A. Street Artist, Designs Party Invite for Occupy Wall Street

    10/15/2011 6:45:19 AM PDT · by edzo4 · 21 replies
    LA Times ^ | 10/14/2011 | Simone Wilson
    This just happened. Right after receiving the victorious news from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg that Occupy Wall Street doesn't have to move out of Zuccotti Park after all, protest organizers learned they'd been blessed with a Shepard Fairey original. An East Coast art-blog editor who's been keeping up with the artistic aspects of OWS (and oh, there are many -- in L.A. too!) told WNYC radio of Fairey's "Occupation Party" invite: Look familiar? ​"I think it's really great that it's an upward looking positive image, as well as it tries to tie together a little bit of the radicalism...
  • Shepard Fairey, L.A. Street Artist, Designs Party Invite for Occupy Wall Street

    10/14/2011 3:39:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    L A Weekly ^ | Oct.ober 14, 2011 | Simone Wilson
    A West Coast legend does his part. ​Yup. This just happened. Right after receiving the victorious news from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg that Occupy Wall Street doesn't have to move out of Zuccotti Park after all, protest organizers learned they'd been blessed with a Shepard Fairey original. An East Coast art-blog editor who's been keeping up with the artistic aspects of OWS (and oh, there are many -- in L.A. too!) told WNYC radio of Fairey's "Occupation Party" invite: "I think it's really great that it's an upward looking positive image, as well as it tries to tie...
  • Associated Press sues retailers over iconic Obama image

    03/12/2011 4:29:14 AM PST · by csvset · 48 replies
    BBC ^ | 11 March 2011 | BBC
    The Associated Press has sued several retailers including Urban Outfitters for the unauthorised use of the Hope image created by artist Shepard Fairey. Artist Fairey used an AP photo without permission to create the image, and was sued by the news agency for violating copyright. That case was settled. AP argues that using the image on T-shirts is wilful and blatant violation of the copyright of the photo. A spokesman said that using photos for free devalued the work of journalists. The news agency filed lawsuits against Urban Outfitters, Nordstrom and Zumiez seeking unspecified damages. A Nordstrom spokeswoman said in...
  • Even Shepard Fairey's Losing Hope (Obama 'Hope' poster artist)

    09/24/2010 10:07:57 AM PDT · by Qbert · 24 replies
    National Journal ^ | 9/24/2010 | Aamer Madhani
    The artist whose poster of Barack Obama became a rallying image during the hope-and-change election of 2008 says he understands why so many people have lost faith. In an exclusive interview with National Journal on Thursday, Shepard Fairey expressed his disappointment with the president -- a malaise that seems representative of many Democrats who had great expectations for Obama. Fairey explained that when he came up with the poster in 2008, he was trying to find a single image that embodied the issues he cared most about -- promoting health care, helping labor, and curtailing lobbyists. He likened the issues...
  • England's Revenge?

    07/21/2010 6:49:46 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 07-21-10 | Stoutcat
    Hoo boy, times sure have changed, haven’t they? Time was, when heads of state went to visit each other, they presented each other with meaningful and symbolic gifts, embodying not just the bounty and artistic abilities of the country bestowing the gifts, but also the importance and significance of the relationship between the visiting countries and their leaders. Possibly the best known gift of this type is the Resolute desk, a gift from Queen Victoria to President Hayes in 1880... Possibly the best known failure of this type of gift was President Obama’s gifts in kind to PM Brown... Which...
  • Hope-A-Dope: Lawyers for Lying Artist in Obama "Hope" Poster Suit Want Out

    11/02/2009 2:41:49 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 25 replies · 806+ views
    New York Lawyer ^ | November 2, 2009 | By Ed Shanahan
    In a motion filed in federal district court on Thursday, lawyers representing artist Shepard Fairey in the copyright fight with The Associated Press over his Obama "Hope" poster asked that they be allowed to withdraw from the case and that a Jones Day attorney and a pair of law professors be allowed to replace them. The move comes a little more than a week after Fairey admitted lying about which AP photograph he used as the basis for his iconic poster -- and then fabricated and destroyed evidence to cover up the truth. Fairey's present legal team -- led by...
  • Artist admits he lied about 'Hope' photo

    10/18/2009 4:06:18 AM PDT · by Scanian · 21 replies · 1,935+ views
    NY Post ^ | October 17, 2009 | AP
    Shepard Fairey’s claim that he had the right to use a news photo to create his famous Barack Obama “HOPE” poster became a widely watched court case about fair use that now appears to have nearly collapsed. By Friday night, his attorneys — led by Anthony Falzone, executive director of the Fair Use Project at Stanford University — said they intend to withdraw from the case and said the artist had misled them by fabricating information and destroying other material. Fairey himself admitted that he didn’t use The Associated Press photo of Obama seated next to actor George Clooney he...
  • Artist Admits Using Other Photo for ‘Hope’ Poster [Obama's communist-propaganda icon artist Shepard

    10/17/2009 4:57:40 AM PDT · by ETL · 17 replies · 2,202+ views
    "Shepard Fairey has now been forced to admit that he sued the AP under false pretenses by lying about which AP photograph he used to make the Hope and Progress posters," Kasi said. "Mr. Fairey has also now admitted to the AP that he fabricated and attempted to destroy other evidence in an effort to bolster his fair use case and cover up his previous lies and omissions." Kasi said the AP would continue to "vigorously pursue its countersuit alleging that Fairey willfully infringed the AP's copyright in the close-up photo of then-Sen. Obama."
  • ARTISTLIARTHIEF [Artist Fairey Stole Obama "HOPE" Image]

    10/17/2009 7:38:54 AM PDT · by angkor · 5 replies · 787+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | Oct. 16 2009 | Big Hollywood
    In a strange twist to an already complicated legal situation, artist Shepard Fairey admitted today to legal wrongdoing in his ongoing battle with the Associated Press. Fairey said in a statement issued late Friday that he knowingly submitted false images and deleted others in the legal proceedings, in an attempt to conceal the fact that the AP had correctly identified the photo that Fairey had used as a reference for his “Hope” poster of then-Sen. Barack Obama.
  • A Look at "Art for Obama" With Shepard Fairey

    10/04/2009 9:37:06 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 18 replies · 1,727+ views
    New York Magazine ^ | Oct. 1, 2009 | Miranda Siegel
    Even though Obama's popularity has been sliding significantly, Shepard Fairey, designer of the viral blue-and-red Manifest Hope poster, thinks it's the perfect time to release a slick and comprehensive anthology of celebratory Obama-related artworks: Art for Obama, which he co-edited with Evolutionary Media Group founder Jennifer Gross, comes out October 2. In addition to getting a look at the imagery, we spoke with Fairey about Obama's approval ratings, how political art reaches beyond politics, and his thoughts on the artistic deification of our leader.Watch the Slideshow Siegel: Tell us about the idea behind Art for Obama. Fairey: People undervalue...
  • Yosi Sergant of NEA resigns, effectively immediately!

    09/24/2009 2:45:58 PM PDT · by Boiling Pots · 96 replies · 4,844+ views
    NRO ^ | Sept 24 | Jonah Goldberg
    Via twitter from Jonah Goldberg JonahNROJust got email from NEA. Yosi Sergant resigned, effectively immediately.
  • Film Producer Accuses NEA of Enlisting Artists to Push Obama's Domestic Agenda

    09/01/2009 5:30:28 AM PDT · by ETL · 23 replies · 1,043+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 28, 2009 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    [snip] Courrielche said officials on the hour-long call -- including NEA Director of Communications Yosi Sergant and Michael Skolnik, political director for hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons -- encouraged the artists on the line to create works of art in their respective fields related to health care, energy and the environment. "What I heard was a well thought-out pitch to encourage artists to create art on these issues," Courrielche told FOXNews.com. "We were told we were consulted for a reason, and they specifically stated those issues as the issues we should focus on, to plant the seed. It doesn't take a...
  • Shepard Fairey-designed Obama portrait on cover of Rolling Stone deifies, questions President

    08/05/2009 2:12:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 70 replies · 5,006+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/5/2009 | Helen Kennedy
    Artist Shepard Fairey, whose iconic HOPE campaign poster of Barack Obama was a global sensation, is back with a new image that both questions and deifies the President. Appearing on the cover of the Aug. 20 Rolling Stone, the portrait depicts Obama with a brow knit in determination, surrounded by a halo of stars. "Will he take bold action or compromise too easily?" asks a headline enshrining the President's head. Fairey said it wasn't meant to be a halo. Rather, the picture he worked from showed Obama standing in front of the presidential seal, he said. "It's one thing to...
  • Shepard Fairey, Obama "Hope" poster creator, gets two years' probation for vandalism

    07/13/2009 6:44:22 PM PDT · by ETL · 27 replies · 1,789+ views
    Associated Press - AP ^ | July 10, 2009 | Melissa Trujillo, Associated Press
    The artist who created the “Hope” poster of President Barack Obama was sentenced to two years’ probation Friday after pleading guilty to three vandalism charges. Prosecutors dropped 11 other charges.
  • Artist Sues The A.P. Over Obama Image [communist propagandist Shepard Fairey]

    02/09/2009 7:33:38 PM PST · by ETL · 26 replies · 1,184+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 9, 2009 | RANDY KENNEDY
    In a pre-emptive strike, the street artist Shepard Fairey filed a lawsuit on Monday against The Associated Press, asking a federal judge to declare that he is protected from copyright infringement claims in his use of a news photograph as the basis for a now ubiquitous campaign poster image of President Obama. The suit was filed in federal court in Manhattan after The Associated Press said it had determined that it owned the image, which Mr. Fairey used for posters and stickers distributed grass-roots style last year during the election campaign. The photo, showing Mr. Obama at the National Press...
  • Street artist Shepard Fairey, who designed Obama 'Hope' poster, arrested for graffiti in Boston

    02/07/2009 7:41:59 PM PST · by ETL · 13 replies · 1,203+ views
    Associated Press ^ | February 7th 2009
    BOSTON - A street artist famous for his red, white and blue "Hope" posters of President Barack Obama has been arrested on warrants accusing him of tagging property with graffiti, police said Saturday. Shepard Fairey was arrested Friday night on his way to the Institute of Contemporary Art for a kickoff event for his first solo exhibition, called "Supply and Demand." Two warrants were issued for Fairey on Jan. 24 after police determined he'd tagged property in two locations with graffiti based on the Andre the Giant street art campaign from his early career, Officer James Kenneally said. One of...
  • Street Artist, Famous For Obama Poster, Arrested

    02/07/2009 5:57:33 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 37 replies · 1,251+ views
    cbs2 ^ | Feb 7, 2009 3:18 pm US/Pacific
    A street artist famous for his red, white and blue "Hope" posters of President Obama has been arrested on warrants accusing him of tagging property with graffiti, police said Saturday. Shepard Fairey was arrested Friday night on his way to the Institute of Contemporary Art for a kickoff event for his first solo exhibition, called "Supply and Demand." Two warrants were issued for Fairey on Jan. 24 after police determined he'd tagged property in two locations with graffiti based on the Andre the Giant street art campaign from his early career, Officer James Kenneally said. One of the locations was...
  • Obama 'Hope' poster artist arrested in Boston

    02/06/2009 11:39:40 PM PST · by GQuagmire · 43 replies · 2,404+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | February 7, 2009 | Milton J. Valencia and Mark Shanahan
    Shepard Fairey, the controversial street artist riding a roller coaster of publicity with his red, white, and blue posters of President Barack Obama, was arrested last night on his way to DJ an event kicking off his exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art.
  • AP alleges copyright infringement of Obama image (a rip-off?)

    02/04/2009 5:09:43 PM PST · by Loud Mime · 24 replies · 1,386+ views
    Yahoo - AP ^ | 2/4/2009 | HILLEL ITALIE
    NEW YORK – On buttons, posters and Web sites, the image was everywhere during last year's presidential campaign: A pensive Barack Obama looking upward, as if to the future, splashed in a Warholesque red, white and blue and underlined with the caption HOPE.
  • A Alleges Copyright Infringement of Obama Image

    02/04/2009 3:40:26 PM PST · by Netizen · 28 replies · 1,421+ views
    AP ^ | Feb. 4, 2009 | AP
    AP suing Shepard Fairey over altered image. See article.
  • Famous Obama ‘Hope’ Image Stolen?

    01/24/2009 8:35:44 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies · 742+ views
    stoptheaclu.com ^ | January 24, 2009 | Warner Todd Huston
    So, where exactly did the communist graphics inspired artist Shepard Fairey get the image of Obama for his ubiquitous “Hope” poster featuring a confident, young Obama intently staring off into the distance for glorious leader’s future, anyway? Turns out the celebrated artist stole it from an Associated Press freelance photographer and never bothered to acknowledge where he got it in the first place. I guess the word “ethics” didn’t fit as easily on that iconic Fairey poster, eh? At least one Old Media photographer was curious about the source photo that the poster was based on. Philadelphia Inquirer photog Tom...
  • Iconic Obama portrait headed to Smithsonian Museum [ Barf Alert!]

    01/08/2009 6:22:31 PM PST · by melt · 41 replies · 1,114+ views
    chicagosuntimes.com ^ | 1/7/09 | BRETT ZONGKER
    WASHINGTON — Even before he takes office, President-elect Barack Obama’s image will become part of the permanent collection at the National Portrait Gallery, the museum announced today. The gallery acquired the iconic red, white and blue collage by Los Angeles street artist Shepard Fairey, depicting Obama with the word “Hope.” The image — later modified with the messages of “Change” and “Vote” for the Obama campaign — became one of the most memorable images from the 2008 election. The curators at the Smithsonian Institution museum plan to hang it by Inauguration Day. “What I think is so fascinating is the...
  • Time Hires Commie Propagandist to Illustrate Man of Year Cover (Video Interview of Commie)

    12/19/2008 12:45:27 PM PST · by NowApproachingMidnight · 33 replies · 1,319+ views
    Time ^ | 12/19/2008 | SRM
  • The Man Behind the Obama Icon [commie propagandist Shepard Fairey barf alert]

    12/09/2008 5:18:23 PM PST · by ETL · 4 replies · 445+ views
    SF Gate ^ | August 28 2008 | Carla Marinucci
    Denver -- Artist Shepard Fairey says that he looks for subjects that are "authentic" -- and Illinois Sen. Barack Obama proved an inspiration on that count. So he created the "Hope" political portrait that, more than any, has become the icon of the Democratic presidential candidate. We sat with him last night [August 2008] at the Manifest Hope Gallery, site of the "Unconventional Convention," and talked about his role in the making of a political icon. Hundreds thronged Mayor Gavin Newsom's gathering celebrating art and artists inspired by Obama. The gift to party-goers: a poster of Fairey's now-familar image of...
  • Obama's "HOPE" Poster Artist: Shephard Fairey

    11/19/2008 11:37:09 AM PST · by FrdmLvr · 16 replies · 1,422+ views
    various ^ | 11-18-08 | various
    I think Obama met his match. The guy who did the artwork for his campaign poster, L.A. street artist Shephard Fairey shares many of Obama's values and traits. Fairey is a pretentious, arrogant, pompous, self-indulgently and sickeningly hip Socialist as the video demonstrates. I came across this video of him at his show in D.C. in Oct. The name of his show: "Regime Change Starts at Home". It's really not that long, 5 min. or so. I know it's hard to watch these blow-hard arty-types go on about their "important work", but stick with it, you will see some unbelievable...
  • Obama's 'Thank You' letter to his communist-propagandist icon artist, Shepard Fairey

    11/02/2008 10:14:08 AM PST · by ETL · 15 replies · 1,930+ views
    various sources | various authors
    From Barack Obama's official website: “I wanted to make an art piece of Barack Obama because I thought an iconic portrait of him could symbolize and amplify the importance of his mission. I believe Obama will guide this country to a future where everyone can thrive and I should support him vigorously for the sake of my two young daughters. I have made art opposing the Iraq war for several years, and making art of Obama, who opposed the war from the start, is like making art for peace. I know I have an audience of young art fans and...
  • Obama’s Venomous Artist-Fundraiser

    10/31/2008 11:31:43 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 44 replies · 2,925+ views
    email | Nov. 1, 2008 | Stig O’Hara and Dirk McQuickly
    Obama’s Venomous Artist-Fundraiser by Stig O’Hara and Dirk McQuickly Barack Obama has accepted an estimated two to four million dollars[1] through the help of Shepard Fairey, a "graffiti artist" who paints works glorifying Stalin, Lenin and Mao, while depicting Uncle Sam as a bloodthirsty killer -- and Obama has even written Fairey that he admires "the political messages involved in your work."[2] The political messages in Fairey's art are: 1) Communist dictators are god-like supermen 2) The United States is a police state at home and an imperialist oppressor abroad 3) Capitalism is an evil system based on greed and...
  • Obama's communist-inspired icon artist, Shepard Fairey

    10/18/2008 8:48:18 AM PDT · by ETL · 46 replies · 4,757+ views
    several sources | several authors
    From Barack Obama's official website: “I wanted to make an art piece of Barack Obama because I thought an iconic portrait of him could symbolize and amplify the importance of his mission. I believe Obama will guide this country to a future where everyone can thrive and I should support him vigorously for the sake of my two young daughters. I have made art opposing the Iraq war for several years, and making art of Obama, who opposed the war from the start, is like making art for peace. I know I have an audience of young art fans and...
  • 2008 Obama Poster Facts (Shepard Fairey: propagandist & fundraiser)

    10/06/2008 7:41:21 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 13 replies · 1,688+ views
    printed flyer (posted to photobucket) ^ | Sept. 2008 (?) | Americans for Visual Literacy
  • Obama's Artist/Communist-Propagandist, Shepard Fairey

    08/12/2008 6:30:29 PM PDT · by ETL · 41 replies · 3,830+ views
    various sources | various authors
    From Barack Obama's official website: “I wanted to make an art piece of Barack Obama because I thought an iconic portrait of him could symbolize and amplify the importance of his mission. I believe Obama will guide this country to a future where everyone can thrive and I should support him vigorously for the sake of my two young daughters. I have made art opposing the Iraq war for several years, and making art of Obama, who opposed the war from the start, is like making art for peace. I know I have an audience of young art fans and...
  • This Month in Advertising [new book "E Pluribus Venom" by Marxist Obama Fundraiser]

    07/02/2008 7:22:58 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 53 replies · 327+ views
    Esquire ^ | May 19, 2008 | Book Review
    This Month in Advertising Buzz up! The ad man behind Guitar Hero and Nike takes a subversive look at American ideals in his new book, E Pluribus Venom. As a graphic designer, Shepard Fairey has helped market some of the biggest names around: Nike, Zeppelin, Guitar Hero. And with his new book, E Pluribus Venom (Gingko Press, $30), Fairey has taken to branding America’s great national ideals -- capitalism, nationalism, militarism -- with a series of subversive ads. You won’t find much of the clear-eyed optimism of Fairey’s Obama posters (not included in the book), but you will find America....
  • Fairey’s $400k for Obama [Marxist Obama Artist & Fundraiser]

    07/02/2008 7:16:26 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 22 replies · 488+ views
    Cannes Fringe ^ | June 9, 2008 | N/A
    Fairey’s $400k for Obama June 9, 2008 Back in January we posted on Shepard Fairey’s posters in support of the Barack Obama campaign. At the time, some comments cast doubt over how effective the posters would be. Not only is Obama now assured of the Democratic nomination but, we can reveal, sales of Fairey’s posters (shown above) raised over $400,000 to help him get there… Of course the posters in themselves, we assume, played only a very minor role in securing the nomination (although if anyone wants to conduct a poll on voter intentions versus coolness of poster design we’d...
  • The Obama Aesthetic

    04/18/2008 1:02:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies · 2,008+ views
    American Thinker.com ^ | April 18, 2008 | Thomas Lifson
    Barack Obama's campaign has been all about image. The well-dressed, impeccably groomed, and elegantly articulate speaker was able to speak of hope, change, and unity, and for awhile the public bought it. Capitalizing on the huge store of guilt, compassion, and hope for better racial relations among the vast majority of Americans of all races, Obama posed as the man who might heal the wounds of the past. The bonhomie lasted for months, as the press corps, no strangers to their own guilt and hope and leftist inclinations, averted its eyes from those elements of his politics and life story...
  • Obama's Propagandistic Iconography: the Making of a Messiah

    06/22/2008 2:07:12 PM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 33 replies · 749+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 6/22/08 | Warner Todd Huston
    A photographic essay of Obama propaganda and the Media's willing assistance with it In America we have always been a skeptical people. One of our states even has a skeptical motto. Missouri calls itself the "Show Me State" proving that Missourians don't imagine they'd be apt to have the wool pulled over their eyes too readily. Consequently, when most American citizens look at their politicians they usually view them through a prism of skepticism and since the assassination of John F. Kennedy, our skepticism has almost bordered on the irrational. (Photo with Obama logo behind by Reuters) The American press...
  • Obama's Propagandistic Iconography: the Making of a Messiah

    06/22/2008 3:06:15 PM PDT · by rdb3 · 18 replies · 477+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 22 JUNE 2008 | Warner Todd Huston
    Obama's Propagandistic Iconography: the Making of a Messiah By Warner Todd Huston | June 22, 2008 - 14:45 ET A photographic essay of Obama propaganda and the Media's willing assistance with itIn America we have always been a skeptical people. One of our states even has a skeptical motto. Missouri calls itself the "Show Me State" proving that Missourians don't imagine they'd be apt to have the wool pulled over their eyes too readily. Consequently, when most American citizens look at their politicians they usually view them through a prism of skepticism and since the assassination of John F. Kennedy,...
  • Obama's On-the-Wall Endorsement ["Obey Obama"]

    05/20/2008 4:04:12 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 40 replies · 382+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 18, 2008 | William Booth
    <p>All political art is propaganda (that is the point), but most political posters are bland, forgettable, wallpaper.... [Shepard Fairey] wanted to make posters that the cool cats would want. The 2008 Democratic primary season equivalent of the Che poster (with all that implies). More Mao, more right now.... The kind of poster that might sell on eBay, as a signed Fairey Obama recently did, for $5,900....</p>
  • A Style of Obama Poster Not Likely To Be Widely Imitated

    03/14/2008 4:12:05 PM PDT · by jdm · 65 replies · 3,507+ views
    NRO Campaign Spot ^ | March 14, 2008 | by Jim Geraghty
    It's a free country, and if Barack Obama's campaign wants to make money from posters ($70 a pop!) designed by the artist Shepard Fairey, they can go right ahead. (The candidate himself thanked the artist, and said that his "images have a profound affect on people, whether seen in a gallery or on a stop sign." You know, because they're put on stickers and posted all over public property.) And I'm sure I'll be told that the artist uses Communist propaganda imagery in an ironic way, or a satirical way, or in a way of making a pro-freedom political statement...
  • Obama's Posters: Message in the Image

    04/15/2008 5:42:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 74 replies · 1,840+ views
    American Thinker ^ | April 15, 2008 | Peggy Shapiro
    There is something unsettling and very familiar in the Obama poster campaign which has plastered his image over the country. The posters depict the same graphic closeup of the candidate with one block word either "Hope," "Change" or "Progress" at the bottom. I knew that I had seen this before, and then it came to me that this image appropriates the graphic style of totalitarian Soviet propaganda. It recalls the idealzed portraits and personality cult of the "Beloved Leader" such as Stalin and Lenin. The leader, face illuminated by a "holy" light, looks off to the horizon and sees the...
  • Art of Politics ["Obey Obama" - Obama's official poster-maker loves Stalin, Mao, etc.]

    04/23/2008 7:53:51 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 90 replies · 5,207+ views
    New York Times Magazine ^ | April 13, 2008 | Rob Walker
    "Does pro-Obama creativity say more about the candidate or his fans?" Well, the New York Times asked the question, so it must be worthy to print and all that. Does the fact that Obama's official poster-maker loves Stalin and Mao say something about Obama, or just Obama's fans? http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/13/magazine/13wwln-consumed-t.html New York Times Magazine (p.27) April 13, 2008 The Art Of Politics Does pro-Obama creativity say more about the candidate or his fans? by Rob Walker Obama art Whether or not Barack Obama would make a good president, it’s clear that he makes an excellent muse. It’s hard to think of...
  • Shepard Fairey: Obey Obama [Obama's official poster-maker loves Stalin, Mao, etc.]

    04/23/2008 7:41:49 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 14 replies · 1,752+ views
    Creativity ^ | Jan 30, 2008 | Jeff Beer, interviewer
    http://creativity-online.com/?action=news:article&newsId=124743&sectionId=behind_the_workCreativity Jan 30, 2008 Shepard Fairey: Obey Obama The designer's endorsement as a striking poster series. by Jeff Beer As the party primaries heat up and clear front runners begin to emerge, so too do the gaggles of enthusiastic endorsements for the remaining candidates. This week, Democratic hopeful Barack Obama received a significant nod of approval from a popular cultural figure. Oh, and Teddy Kennedy said he liked him, too. Shepard Fairey, he of Obey fame, has planted his foot firmly in the Obama camp with the release of a limited edition print of the Senator from Illinois, in an...