Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Art for Obama: Designing Manifest Hope and the Campaign for Change Hits Bookstores

Shepard Fairey is a controversial contemporary artist, graphic designer, and illustrator who emerged from the skateboarding scene. His work became widely known during the 2008 United States Presidential Election, specifically his Barack Obama HOPE poster.

Shepard Fairey’s iconic Hope portrait became the face of the campaign and, more than ever before, innovative graphic design became a central strategy for winning the race. Comprised of collages, paintings (including a few DC-based artists), photo composites, prints, and computer-generated pieces, Art for Obama showcases the well-known images of the campaign as well as less famous but equally creative pieces from around the globe. This is a volume for design and art aficionados, as well as supporters of the 44th President of the United States who want a keepsake as uncommon as his extraordinary campaign.

Borders and Amazon now have "Art for Obama: Designing Manifest Hope and the Campaign for Change" by Shepard Fairey and Jennifer Gross for $22.50.

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