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Artist Fairey: Obama Hasn't Lived Up to Hope Poster

Esquire interviews Shepard Fairey

(Newser) - Esquire interviewed artist Shepard Fairey to talk about his web series Rebel Music , but the part getting the most attention centers on that famous Hope poster he made of a candidate named Barack Obama. A snippet:
  • Esquire: Do you think Obama has lived up to your "Hope" poster?
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'HOPE' Poster Artist Won't Go to Jail

Shepard Fairey gets community service for lying in copyright case

(Newser) - The artist behind the iconic blue-and-red Obama "HOPE" poster won't be going to jail. Instead, Shepard Fairey will do community service after being convicted of manipulating evidence in a copyright case dealing with the origin of the famous poster. In addition to his 300 hours of service, the... More »

'Hope' Artist No Longer an Obama Fan

The prez isn't really living up to Shepard Fairey's expectations

(Newser) - How quickly things change. Shepard Fairey, creator of the iconic Barack Obama ‘Hope’ poster, is no longer feeling quite so smitten with the prez, the New York Post reports. “Washington is too intertwined with corporate America,” Fairey said at a recent show opening. “I had a... More »

Fading Hope T-Shirt Blasts Obama

Streetwear maven FreshJive says president hasn't lived up to hype

(Newser) - It's getting to be change we can't believe in—a new “Hope is Fading Fast” T-shirt turns the president’s iconic poster into an indictment from the dissatisfied left. The shirt comes from FreshJive , a well-known LA streetwear purveyor with a decidedly liberal bent—founder Rick Katz once commented... More »

Fairey Pimps Out Famed Image

Campaign for pet adoptions recalls another recent race

(Newser) - Shepard Fairey, the man behind the iconic Barack Obama "Hope" poster, has another four-letter word for you: mutt. His cover design for the current issue of Dog's Life magazine strikes Gawker's Ryan Tate as a bit "overexposed": For someone so keen to sue other people for copying his... More »

Poster Artist Sues AP in Copyright Fight

Fairey says use of agency's photo constitutes fair use

(Newser) - Shepard Fairey, the artist behind the iconic Obama "Hope" poster, filed a lawsuit against the AP yesterday as a preemptive strike in their copyright dispute. The artist has asked a federal judge to rule that his work constitutes fair use of a copyrighted image. Fairey's suit comes after... More »

AP Wants Cred for 'Hope' Photo

Company demands credit and compensation for unauthorized alteration of AP photo

(Newser) - The Associated Press hold the copyright on the photograph used to create the iconic "Hope" portrait of Barack Obama and is demanding compensation and credit, reports Wired. Artist Shepard Fairey, who has rocketed to fame because of his multi-colored poster, is defending his unauthorized modification of the photo... More »

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