Monday, March 26, 2012

What Types Of Propaganda Art Will We See During The 2012 Presidential Election?

During the upcoming 2012 Presidential Campaign we will see a ton of propaganda for and against President Obama. There will also be propaganda for and against whoever will be the 2012 Republican candidate for President. This is part of our culture, we love to root for those candidates we love and make fun of those candidates we hate.

shepard fairey is a contemporary graphic designer and illustrator who emerged from the skateboarding scene. During the 2008 Presidential election his Obama "Hope" poster gave many people in our country hope for a new  presidential figure that would bring great change for our country. Four years later this change is not the type of change many of us were hoping for. Our hope turned into a socialist presidency which made our government larger, our economy much worse and our national debt larger than ever before. Don't blame the artist, blame the man who portrayed himself as a savior of the United States of America.

shepard fairey art is as interesting as it is different. He made art years ago of one of my favorite wrestlers of all time, Andre The Giant. In the early 80's I actually stood two feet away from this gentle giant in Boston, MA. You can get some interesting shepard fairey prints and learn more about the artist through his work. Some artists show their true beliefs and likes through propaganda art and Shepard Fairey has gained success through his controversial art. Who knows what types of propaganda art we will see during the upcoming 2012 Presidential Election. I will look forward to checking it out.

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