Monday, May 7, 2012

Assignment #20: Research, Inspiration and Shepard Fairey

Shepard Fairey: An american graphic designer who is considered one of the most influential street artists. His artwork became more known during the 2008 presidential election when he created his Barack Obama "Hope" campaign poster. Now, Shepard has artwork in The Smithsonian, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the National Portrait Gallery, and the Victoria and Albert Museum (in London.)

Shepard is well known for the "Andre the Giant has a Posse" stickers created during the late 1980's. However, he is best known for the Hope posters created during the 2008 presidential elections. These were a series of posters created to support Barack Obama during the 2008 candidacy. Considered to be "perpetuated illegally", the Obama campaign declined any affiliation with the posters. Later on, Shepard received a letter from Obama himself thanking him for the posters he had created to aid him in the election.

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Color Psychology