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1984: Big Brutha


Now he is best known for his Barrack Obama ‘Hope’ poster. This has got him in trouble with Associated Press as he ‘borrowed’ one of their photos for the poster, then did a bit of evidence deleting which annoyed the courts.

Anyroadup, his Obama Hope poster became immediately iconic (we’re back to that theme again) in a way the original AP photo never would. In fact it’s so iconic, the kind of people who marry their own sisters and brand Obama a dangerous socialist (another theme we’re back to), have taken a leaf out of Fairey’s book and done remixes of their own.

If you want to make your own Obamicon (for that is what it is) click here.


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