Artists for Obama
The Barack Obama Campaign has a series of art prints for sale under the name Artists for Obama. The series is comprised of images inspired by the message of the Obama campaign and they’ve had some high powered artists on board already. All money spent on the prints go towards the Obama campaign, so it’s a great way to help support his bid for the presidency!
The first print entitled “Change”, which sold out in a very short time, was done by designer and street artist Shepard Fairey. Fairey is probably best known for his Obey Giant street campaign, but has also done some incredible commercial graphic design including album art for The Smashing Pumpkins and Led Zeppelin.
The second artist for the Artists for Obama series is Scott Hansen who is perhaps lesser known, but is one of my favorite designers right now. His Obama design is the one shown above. Based out of San Francisco, Scott has an incredible eye for textures and color and I love his retro and vintage inspired designs which, in an era of retro-kitsch, is amazingly fresh and beautiful. He is also a great electronic musician performing under the name Tycho. With an ambient, atmospheric feel, his music is worth checking out.