Tuesday, January 20, 2009


and not the Star Wars kind! today is a proud day to be an American. no matter what your politics might be, you can not deny the significance of today. Barack Hussein Obama will be the first non-white old dude to become the President of the United States of America.

also today i wanted to give a quick bio of Shepard Fairey, the artist who created the Barack "Hope" poster. Shepard Fairey was originally known for his "Andre the Giant has a Posse" sticker art campaign. ever seen those weird black and white stickers with Andre the Giants face on it? well, that's Fairey. He is an art school kid who is a graphic designer and gorilla street artist. He is known also for many music album covers & also social movement and protest pieces. Because of the influence of his iconic "Hope" image he was sent a letter personally for Obama...

"I would like to thank you for using your talent in support of my campaign. The political messages involved in your work have encouraged Americans to believe they can change the status-quo.

Your images have a profound effect on people, whether seen in a gallery or on a stop sign. I am privileged to be a part of your artwork and proud to have your support. - Barack Obama, February 22, 2008" - Wikipedia

so take a minute and appreciate art, and america, and the hope for the future. Try not to worry so much about what you don't have, or what horrible things are going to happen, but instead be greatful for the present. (this is way easier for me to say than do, but i'm trying my hardest to just let life come to me as it may.)

** I should have some new work to start showing you guys tomorrow. i have been working hard, it's just that i start like 2 or 3 things at once, then work on them off and on, so it takes a couple more days, but then all of it's done at once.

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