Friday, January 27, 2017
WE THE PEOPLE
American graphic artist Shepard Fairey, who created the iconic “Hope” posters of outgoing US President Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election, is recreating his street art campaign of hope for the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump to “disrupt the rising tide of hate and fear in America.”
But the new campaign, dubbed as “We the People,” does not feature the face of the celebrity businessman turned politician, but instead banners the faces of ordinary and diverse set of people who were the subject of Trump’s discriminatory attacks in the campaign trail.
This time, the posters feature the faces of the marginalized, including a Muslim woman, a Latina woman, and an African-American kid, with the texts: “We the People Defend Dignity,” “We the People Protect Each Other,” “We the People are Greater than Fear.”