Monday, October 20, 2008

Artists for Obama

We've all seen the Shepard Fairey poster of Obama but did you know that he was actually comissioned to create the poster by the Obama campaign to sell on their web site? Yep. Sadly, though, those posters sold out long ago. You can however, still get a poster created by Jonathan Hoefler or Robert Indiana at the Artists for Obama section of the site.

"When I was invited to contribute the first all-typographic poster to the Artists for Obama collection, I knew immediately that I wanted to work with the text of his stirring speech, "A More Perfect Union." Barack Obama is a leader unique in the history of our nation, who not only understands but embodies what it means to be an American in the 21st century: not only to reflect on our rich heritage, but to embrace our possibilities."

-Jonathan Hoefler

Although years in the works, "HOPE" was brought to a passionate finish by Robert Indiana in support of Barack Obama, who he hopes will be our next President. Robert Indiana, American artist and sculptor of the ionic "LOVE" sculpture, has donated all proceeds from the print and the various HOPE products made for the campaign to Barack Obama's run for Presidency and, while he generally stays in the world of art, he finds this election a critical one that will dramatically impact America's future. He encourages people to take a stand and vote Obama.

-Robert Indiana

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