Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Obama Posters by Jacob Resneck
Jacob Resneck of the blog COOL HUNTING posted:Though the name may not hold as much clout as Kennedy, Shepard Fairey has apparently made his choice for the next President of the United States. Throwing his weight and talent behind the junior senator from Illinois, the illustrator has produced two striking posters with the man's likeness and main slogans. He's offering the 24" x 36" silkscreens for $50 a pop on his website with an aim to get its iconic image across the nation in time for Super Tuesday (5 February) and beyond.
Proceeds will go to a larger, statewide (California) poster campaign. Frank Shepard Fairey (born February 15, 1970 in Charleston, South Carolina) is a contemporary artist/graphic designer/illustrator, who emerged from the skating scene. Fairey created the "André the Giant Has a Posse" sticker campaign, which he created while attending the Rhode Island School of Design in 1989, and was a founding partner along with Dave Kinsey and Phillip DeWolff of the design studio BLK/MRKT Inc. from 1997-2003 which specialised in guerilla marketing, and "the development of high-impact marketing campaigns." Clients included Pepsi, Hasbro and Netscape -- Wikipedia