'Hope' Poster Gets Surprising Revamp

3 new versions aim to 'disrupt rising tide of hate'
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 19, 2017 12:45 PM CST
"We the People are greater than fear."   (Amplifier Foundation)

(Newser) – Revamped versions of Shepard Fairey's iconic "Hope" poster have been released in time for Donald Trump's inauguration, but don't expect to see the new president's face on any of them. The three posters by Fairey instead feature minority females, reports DCist. One shows a Muslim woman wearing the American flag as a hijab over the slogan, "We the People are greater than fear." Another shows a Latina woman over "We the People defend dignity," while a third shows an African-American girl and the words, "We the People protect each other." The posters, being spread across Washington ahead of the inauguration, were commissioned by the Amplifier Foundation as part of an art campaign to "disrupt the rising tide of hate and fear in America," per Quartz.

As Fairey previously described Trump as "a sociopath and a destructive force in politics and society," it's no surprise that he opted to exclude him and focus instead on groups he says are "vulnerable" under Trump, per PBS. The campaign, which raised $1.3 million on Kickstarter, also includes Jessica Sabogal's poster of a same-sex couple reading "We are indivisible," and another by Ernesto Yerena showing a Native American and the words, "We the Resilient have been here before." Says Fairey: "Trump is not a healer. Art, on the other hand, is healing and inclusive." The artist did include the lower half of Trump's face on a poster for Franz Ferdinand's song "Demagogue." All posters can be downloaded for free. (Read more posters stories.)

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