The iconic HOPE artwork used in the Obama campaign 8 years ago was created by Shepard Fairey.
Now, Shepard Fairey and other artists have banded together to create a collective of activist artists. These activists artists have created new images that carry on that same spirit of hope from 2008. These images will reject the fear, hate, and discrimination that have somewhat been “normalized” in the recent presidential campaign.
The project entitled We the People will was launched on Inauguration Day, right in the heart of Washington, DC. The artists and their supporters carried with them their new symbols of hope.
The pieces are commissioned by the Amplifier Foundation. The project, which is currently on Kickstarter, is made possible through the efforts of many artists, filmmakers, editors, photographers, and activists. The artwork is created by Shepard Fairey, Ernesto Yerena, and Jessica Sabogal. The team promises that they will deliver the prints and artwork no matter what comes