All of the authors’ royalties from Art for Obama: Designing Manifest Hope and the Campaign for Change will be donated to Americans for the Arts http://www.americansforthearts.org/. The book of 150 images from the recent presidential campaign, edited by Shepard Fairey (who created the iconic “Hope” portrait of Barack Obama) and Jennifer Gross, is being released this October by Abrams. It includes collages, paintings, photo composites, prints, and computer-generated pieces; artists represented include Ron English, David Choe, Kwaku Alston, Maya Hayuk, Justin Hampton, and Shel Starkman. The book is aimed at design and art aficionados and showcases images from the campaign and the Manifest Hope art shows in Denver and Washington D.C. Americans for the Arts is a 45-year-old national nonprofit dedicated to advancing the arts in America.
Posted September 25, 2009