Shepard Fairey’s NSA themed Obama posters

 
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7 Jul

2013

Shepard Fairey’s face must have dropped when he saw these “Yes we scan” posters which are a “remix” of his now iconic “Hope” pieece for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. Yesterday he was the one using a photograph without permission, which got him into  a legal battle and a $25,000 fine, but today it looks like someone is doing just the same.

We hear that Shepard Fairey likes the posters a lot and that he will not start any legal proceedings. We agree too, e thing they are great posters with a straight to the point slogan. What do you think?

The posters features the slogan “Yes We Scan,” a parody of Obama’s “Yes We Can” rallying cry, and an image of the president wearing headphones, presumably to listen in on average Americans’ phone calls.

“Subversion of well known symbols and images for social commentary has long been a technique in my repertoire, so I’m glad to see it in the work of others,”  Fairey said

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Author: Pierrick Senelaer

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