8 posts tagged "Shepard Fairey"
Shepard Fairey is an artist of efficiency. Most of his works, from the Andre the Giant stickers of last decade to the Obama Hope poster, are created in about 24 houses. Take that Obama poster. “Did it one night,” says Fairey. “I looked through some references on the Internet, found some that conveyed leadership and patriotism—and hope, obviously—and then converged blue and red in the middle, as a unification of the blue and red in America.” That was one year ago last month, and we all bore witness to the speed at which the image permeated to become the visual iconography of the entire campaign. (He did wait until he had the official OK from the then candidate’s camp. “I’ve been arrested a bunch of times for street art,” he explains. “I wouldn’t want to hurt the campaign.”) Continue Reading “Blasblog: Shepard Fairey Opens At The ICA” »
Roberto Cavalli’s new design for a branded Mastercard features an iridescent snakeskin print in colors that echo the designer’s yacht. So wrong, yet somehow so right.
Can there be Mad Men without Weiner? Creator, executive producer, head writer Matthew Weiner, that is.
Lindsay and Sean are at it again. The twosome was spotted at Nobu in L.A., with SamRo nowhere in sight; if Page Six’s tipster is to be believed (and why not?), Sam and Lindsay are over. Looks like we might have a LoPenn on our hands.
Barack Obama’s inspirational graphic designer—the man behind those Rodchenko-esque Hope posters—has gone from selling possibility to pushing shopping bags. Too bad they’re not handbags so that we could use our “Change Purses You Can Believe In” joke.