Tag: Shepard Fairey

Creator of ‘Hope’ Poster Abandons Obama


oposterIn his 2012 Republican National Convention speech, Rep. Paul Ryan pointed out the stark difference between Obama’s campaign theme and his record. “College graduates should not have to live out their twenties in their childhood bedrooms,” Ryan said, “staring up at fading Obama posters and wondering when they can move out and get going with life.”

Despite the truth of Ryan’s statement, the young, enthusiastic and arty stuck with their failed president and now have little to show for it. Today, even the creator of the famous Hope poster has abandoned his once-venerated leader.

Street artist Shepard Fairey told Esquire magazine that President Obama was “not even close” to living up to his hype.