Obama ‘Hope’ Artist Creates A New Set Of Posters On Diversity And American Identity

Obama ‘Hope’ Artist Creates A New Set Of Posters On Diversity And American Identity
Design

Shepard Fairey debuted a new series of posters entitled "We the People" meant to reflect all the people who identify as Americans

Sara Roncero-Menendez
  • 25 january 2017

The Obama “Hope” poster by Shepard Fairey quickly became iconic due to its elegant yet simple design. Fairey has come back with a new poster series, “We The People” features a images of marginalized people framed as representations of America. Fairey chose to use Muslim, African-American, and Latina women because they are part of communities that have worried how the presidency of Donald Trump will affect their lives.

The posters include phrases such as “Defend Dignity” and “Protect the People” which build a sense of unity, empowerment, and, yes, hope. The posters were distributed for free both on Inauguration Day and online by The Amplifier Foundation as part of the “We The People Campaign” meant to open up dialogue about American identity. The campaign has accrued over $1.3 million, which will go to artists grants and educational outreach.

Shepard Fairey

The Obama “Hope” poster by Shepard Fairey quickly became iconic due to its elegant yet simple design. Fairey has come back with a new poster series, “We The People” features a images of marginalized people framed as representations of America. Fairey chose to use Muslim, African-American, and Latina women because they are part of communities that have worried how the presidency of Donald Trump will affect their lives.

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