Monday, May 5, 2008

Artists for Obama

I won't harp on too long about this but this is just to let you know that Shepard Fairey has done another poster for the Barack Obama campaign. This time he has focused on Change as previously he had worked on Progress as seen below.

Change is available to purchase from here. As Shepard states, "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 I’m delighted if I can encourage them to see the merits of Barack Obama.”

Below is the letter that Shepard received from Barack Obama a few weeks ago.

You can also buy the t-shirt from Urban Outfitters should you choose to.

Here are the new images that have emerged in recent weeks. On the left you have the Munk One piece and on the right you have work the Sam Flores piece.

Here is the press release.

In an ongoing effort to secure Democratic hopeful Barack Obama's presidential bid, The 008 and Upper Playground have collaborated with Sam Flores and Munk One to create two new limited screenprints of each artist's portrait of Obama. The Sam Flores and Munk One posters are part of an ongoing series of artist collaborations in support of Barack Obama's presidential campaign.

The Sam Flores and Munk One limited screenprints are now available for purchase online through Upper Playground. Both posters will be signed and numbered by the artists and are made at a limited quantity of 200, with each retailing for $200. Each poster is a pre-sale item and will not ship until April 21, 2008. All proceeds from the sales of each design from Sam Flores and Munk One Obama posters will go directly to creating more campaign T-shirts, posters and stickers by other artists in support of Obama's bid for President. Currently, the Munk One design is being used in bus shelter and billboard advertisements throughout Philadelphia prior to the primary in Pennsylvania on April 22, 2008. Upper Playground recently endorsed Obama's campaign by creating posters featuring artwork from The Date Farmers and Mac, as well as printing T-shirts with Shepard Fairey's Obama poster graphics to help support the campaign. The 008, Sam Flores, Munk One and Upper Playground would like to thank everyone who continues their support of the Barack Obama campaign.

Also, here is the HVW8 contribution.

I still have a few Progress stickers here and I am prepared to send them out to wherever you may be should want one.

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