- Freire Barnes
- Art & Design Editor
As thousands plan to take to the streets for the Women’s March on January 21, 2017, artist Shepard Fairey – who produced the “Hope” poster of Barack Obama – has released a number of free designs ahead of Saturday’s protest.
Tonight, from 8 pm–11 pm, Fairey will be handing out free WE THE PEOPLE posters at the opening of his latest exhibition, American Civics. If you plan to march in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday – then head to Fairey’s gallery, Subliminal Projects, in Echo Park – but be sure to RSVP via the website, as space is limited.
If you’re not in LA or can’t get to the gallery, then fear not as you can print out your free posters from the Amplifier Foundation’s website here.
Commissioned by the Amplifier Foundation, an experimental initiative, as part of a successful Kickstarter campaign, Fairey has produced three designs – all of which represent modern American women. Ernesto Yerena and Jessica Sabogal, on behalf of Amplifier, have also produced posters for the Women’s March, which can be downloaded from the Foundation’s site.
Intended to symbolize hope and spark conversation, the Amplifier Foundation will continue their work on the broader importance of WE THE PEOPLE after the inauguration by partnering with schools and organizations to talk freely about what these words from the Constitution mean in the 21st Century.
American Civics at Subliminal Projects, January 20, 2017 – February 10, 2017