Deus Ex Machina is an awesome site - both in the design, as well as the product. I want one!
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Is Shepherd Fairey a sellout? I know alot of my peers in the printmaking world think so. Well, this isn't going to win any of them back:
Via NY Times - The store (Saks Fifth Avenue) hired Shepard Fairey, the artist who created the stylized Hope poster of Barack Obama that became one of the most highly visible, though unofficial, images of the presidential campaign, to design its catalog covers and shopping bags. They bear a rather unsubtle allusion to advertisements made in the 1920s for state-run department stores in the Soviet Union.
I don't know if it is selling out, but there is no denying he is a great graphic designer.