In other breaking news, Walmart has a 2 for $5 sale on socks.
Unfortunately Mr. Fairey had no choice but to go commercial, unless of course he wanted to come back to the Chuck and work up at the Harris Teeter, they're hiring. Every artist that wants to actually make a living creating Art of any type sells out eventually. Its the way of the world. We have some amazing creative people come out of here over the last 15 years or so. Many are up in NYC paying NYC rents, they best produce what sells or they'll end up back in the Chuck asking paper or plastic. I encourage crass commercialism among anybody wanting to make a living out of the Arts. They can do what they want with their talent after they pay their rent and buy food. They want Mao Cats and Obey Giants well then give it to them tenfold and deposit the checks. Obama is not an artist, just a sellout. Wait, maybe hes like all politicians....a Bullshit Artist.
Ha. Very nice one, Matastrophe.
Terrible artist ...he's a homophobe too , but that's not cool to say about charleston's golden boy liberal "artist"
"When asked if Obama has lived up to the poster, Fairey replied, 'Not even close.' He went on to explain that, 'Obama has had a really tough time, but there have been a lot of things that he’s compromised on that I never would have expected.'"
Really? Someone who has compromised so much doesn't understand compromise?
Awesome article! Looking forward to seeing Fairey's work
An artist has been doing this on DI as well. Kris Manning :)
artrogue - I am assuming you are being sarcastic but just in case you are not:
Be sure to catch the ones where the presenters talk about how "we're in another age of exploration. First we had Christopher Columbus and De Soto and other explorers fan out along the globe and conquer civilizations" as if that were something to be proud of instead of something to be horrified by.
That is a huge accomplishment and honor! Congrats! At the next comic book show I am putting on in town early next month another 2015 Eisner nominee, Sandy Jarrell, who got the not for his work on the Meteor Men graphic novel will be a guest.
Congratulations on the nomination.
Good luck. This is an extremely high honor for anyone in the industry.
I wonder if the city paper could run another more in depth article on her. I'd love to read about her experiences, how she got where she is and if she is a native of the holy city. We love to push the talents of our own :)
Don't you mean 'Tracer'?
Inker you say?
Richard Blanco is okay, but President Obama's first inaugural poet, Elizabeth Alexander, is superior.
As someone who has known Phillip personally for many years, I can say that publicity is the last thing he was looking for. It's almost impossible to believe but there are some people on this planet who are not solely motivated by their own greed and advancement.
artnold, Why would a company that publishes something want publicity?
The real motivation behind this piece is publicity.
Definitely not Walter Scott
I like the piece, but I did immediately associate it with Trayvon Martin and not Walter Scott.
I'm just being honest. Good job on creating it.
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