Friday, February 6, 2009

Shep Arrives.

The man behind the iconic posters from Obama's Presidential Campaign, the images proclaiming 'Hope' and 'Change', is in a bit of trouble. Shepard Fairey is being sued by the Associated Press for copyright infringement.

Art For a Change has done a bit more deeper analysis regarding Shep. Looks like Shep has been down that road before.

More about Shep here and here. The guy seriously loves old soviet propaganda.

Shep made his way as a counter culture street artist spray-painting images of Andre the Giant on lampposts. Now after his fame regarding the Obama posters, easily going over a couple of thousand dollars each for a signed copy, he is facing a lawsuit. Welcome to mainstream.

H/T Treacher. again.

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