When Shepard Fairey Gets Appropriated
Here’s a great example of fair use. It comments on and is critical of the original work, not to mention parodic of Shepard Fairey’s now-notorious “Hope” poster from a few years back. And certainly no market harm. If you’re an Obama lover regardless of political and ideological flip-flopping, or his fascist government practices, you certainly won’t be buying or promoting this little baby.
What does Fairey think of it? Well, he alleges he’s ok with it, since he’s “never been an unconditional Obama supporter or cheerleader[.]” I’m sure a lot, a lot, of people are saying that right about now. But truth be told, it would be extremely hypocritical of Fairey to send cease and desist letters or sue anyone that used his “Hope” poster as a launching pad, wouldn’t it?
Love this new poster!