Tag Archives: Shepard Fairey

Hope Poster Creator Turns On Obama

Shepard Fairey, the creator of the iconic poster that came to represent the 2008 Obama campaign, has turned on the president, much to the delight of right wing sites. A camera crew from TMZ asked Shepard Fairey if he’d use the same word underneath his portrait of then-Sen. Obama, given his track record as president. The 43-year-old Fairey paused for …

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Shepard Fairey Settles “Hope” Lawsuit

Shepard Fairey has settled his long-running dispute with the Associated Press over their photograph of Barack Obama, which Fairey turned into his now-iconic “Hope” poster. In settling the civil lawsuit, “The A.P. and Mr. Fairey have agreed that neither side surrenders its view of the law,” The Associated Press said in a statement Wednesday. “Mr. Fairey has agreed that he …

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Do-It-Yourself Shepard Fairey

Mine didn’t turn out too great, but you can make your own Shepard Fairey-ish Obama poster here. UPDATE: JMG reader Billy did a much better job with my photo than I did, so I’ve swapped in his.

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Shepard Fairey On Rick Warren

Shepard Fairey, the creator of the Obama campaign’s most iconic image also drew the cover of this week’s TIME Magazine Person Of The Year issue. But Fairey has mixed feelings over the honor. From last Friday: “Tomorrow my illustration for Time Magazine’s “Person of The Year” hits the newsstands. While I’m very honored to be validated by a periodical that …

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