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That Hope Poster | DesignNotes by Michael Surtees

That Hope Poster

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For all the talk about the hype machine behind Obama’s communication success I’ll add a bit more by mentioning Shepard Fairey’s iconic Hope poster. In the last couple of days I came across a couple more posters visualized in the same style as the original poster on the left. While discovering the Nope Poster and the No Hope Poster I couldn’t find the names of the people that created them. In some respects I’m not sure if it’s that important knowing. While things are being ripped off left and right via the blogosphere, I don’t think it’s a huge issue – using the same colours, line structure, and typefaces, everyone knows who did the original. I also think that the other two posters would not have the same impact if they had been visualized in some of the other styles of subsequent posters have commissioned. With that said I look forward to seeing more of these messages twisted in the upcoming months.

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