The artist behind the stunning President Obama Hope poster has given us more of his inspired creations. As Supreme Court Justice Chief John Roberts swears in Donald Trump, hundreds of thousands of protesters will be there. They have taken up the resistance, and artist Shepard Fairey has designed magnificent resistance posters for them.
Fairey designed his iconic Hope poster for President Obama’s first presidential campaign, and it touched the core of Democratic people. He designed a set of posters as part of The We The People ad campaign against Trump, according to Policy.mic.
‘We the People is a broadcast campaign that uses visuals to lift up those who have been insulted, and to pair each image with a value that we cannot lose sight of, like “defend dignity” or being “greater than fear.”
‘Stage two will partner with institutes, schools, museums, and small town halls to create spaces for people to engage, dialogue, and discuss these times with one another in meaningful ways, to use art as a spark to actually speak with one another. Not monologues; dialogue and exchange.’
Fairey collaborated with other agitprop artists Jessica Sabogal and Ernesto Yerena. The three of them worked with the Amplifier Foundation, which aids activists and organizers. The foundation’s intent is to create powerful artwork, which will draw the attention of grassroot organizations.
Kickstarter funds allowed the artists to raise over $1 million for the poster-distribution project. Their goal was to give the posters out for free.
The Amplifier Foundation also put ads in the Washington Post for the inauguration. The foundation will hand out the posters on Inauguration Day in Washington, D.C. at Metro stops and other places where protesters may collect. Those locations remain hidden until activists distribute them.
Here are a few of the resistance posters:
People can obtain their own posters. There are dozens of resistance posters available for people to download free on the Amplifier Foundation website.
The Amplifier Foundation also ran a separate campaign calling for artists to submit their artwork for consideration in the Women’s March on Washington. Protesters can download the winning eight posters for free on the nonprofit’s website and distribute them as they see fit. Original Shepard Fairey prints are included among these, too.
What a gift.
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