Thursday, January 19, 2017

Shepard Fairey Designs ‘We The People’ Inauguration Posters

from Graphic Design USA:

In response to Donald Trump’s pending inauguration, Shepard Fairey has designed a series of posters featuring groups he considers traditionally marginalized. The “We the People” series is the work of Fairey — with contributions from artists Jessica Sabogal and Ernesto Yerena — and it has raised several hundred thousand dollars to purchase full-page ads with the posters in the Washington Post to make a statement on Inauguration Day.

Fairey is reportedly collaborating with the Amplifier Foundation, a nonprofit that supports grassroots movements and which commissioned the project. The plan: buy full-page ads in the newspaper that feature the images, and encourage people to tear them out and hold them as placards or posters. Fairey is, of course, famous for his 2008 Obama Hope poster.

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