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Shepard Fairey – Occupy Wall Street
Shepard Fairey, Obey Giant and contemporary graphic design genius portrayed his view on the New York Occupy Wall St situation by re-contextualising his famous 2008 three-tone ‘Barack Obama Hope’ piece.
Originally he replaces the portrait with a Guy Fawkes mask and the caption: ‘Mr President, we HOPE you’re on our side’. However, after complaints, he caves in and changes the caption to read: ‘We are the HOPE’.
Like this? Check out Origin of Cool’s coverage from Occupy St.Paul’s in London
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