The Story Behind the Iconic Obama Campaign Poster

obamaposter The story behind the artwork that defined the Obama campaign is a fascinating one. Shepard Fairey’s posters achieved prominence much in the same way that Obama did. They rose from the ground up. Everyday people supported and promoted his imaginative posters on the web, until they became something of a public phenomenon. And they turned the status quo — in this case, the tradition political poster — into something fresh and new. In this interview (iTunesFeedStream), Fairey, once a self-proclaimed “outlaw street artist,” talks about how got started with his Obama pieces, and how his most celebrated work ended up in the permanent collection at the U.S. National Portrait Gallery.

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