19 Thursday 19th January 2017
During the 2008 presidential election, Obey founder Shepherd Fairey released a print design which crystalised the positive message of Democratic contender Barack Obama; Obama's portrait - controversially stolen from AP photographer Mannie Garcia - illustrated in the colours of the national flag and bearing a message of 'Hope' and 'Change'. It acquired instant classic status, spreading like a wildfire online, satirised in thousands of ways and the original piece acquired by the U.S. Smithsonian Museum in 2009.
Now with Obama on his way out and leaving a legacy more mixed than his initial promise, Fairey has re-released the design (which quickly sold out). Knowing who's about to take charge of the White House makes the message more pertinent than ever.
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