Artist of the Obama "Hope" Poster Loses Hope

The Obama "Hope" poster is one of the most widely recognized political posters. The artist behind the famed poster is named Shepard Fairey:

Fairey explained that when he came up with the poster in 2008, he was trying to find a single image that embodied the issues he cared most about -- promoting health care, helping labor, and curtailing lobbyists. He likened the issues to projectiles.

But now, Fairey admits Obama did not bring the hope the people who voted him in were looking for.

...he said that he couldn't design the same Hope poster today, because the spirit of the Obama campaign hasn't carried over to the Obama presidency.


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