'Hope' by Shepard Fairey, 2008
Original, world-renowned poster for Barack Obama's presidential campaign.
36 x 24 Inches
91.4 x 61 Centimeters
Offset lithograph on cream fine art paper.
Limited Edition (Sold Out).
Includes original matching (2008) 'Hope' sticker.
*Note: Overall good original condition with some minor handling on border edges - not affecting artwork or value.
ABOUT THE ART
The Barack Obama "Hope" poster is an image of Barack Obama designed by artist Shepard Fairey, which was widely described as iconic and came to represent his 2008 presidential campaign. It consists of a stylized stencil portrait of Obama in solid red, beige and (light and dark) blue, with the word "progress", "hope" or "change" below (and other words in some versions).
The design was created in one day and printed first as a poster. Fairey sold 290 of the posters on the street immediately after printing them. It was then more widely distributed—both as a digital image and other paraphernalia—during the 2008 election season, initially independently but with the approval of the official Obama campaign.
The image became one of the most widely recognized symbols of Obama's campaign message, spawning many variations and imitations, including some commissioned by the Obama campaign. This led The Guardian's Laura Barton to proclaim that the image "acquired the kind of instant recognition of Jim Fitzpatrick's Che Guevara poster, and is surely set to grace T-shirts, coffee mugs and the walls of student bedrooms in the years to come."