There is a version of this same poster that says Hope, too. It is nice seeing positive imagery like this for a presidential campaign coming from artists. These artists are coming together in The Manifest Hope Gallery to "highlight themes of the progressive grass-roots movement surrounding the Obama Campaign - Hope, change, progress, unity and patriotism."
A show of these images opens on Sunday at The Manifest Hope Gallery, housed within Denver’s Andenken Gallery. The description of the show is as follows:
"Manifest hope will showcase some of the finest modern contemporary artists, acclaimed NY painters and sculptors, activated grass roots and street artists, and present the most widely recognized pieces seen throughout the 2008 presidential primary campaign, as well as newly commissioned works and previous works on loan from some of the United States top artists."
This is not the first recognizable image by Fairey. I hadn't linked the Obama poster with these other images at first, but looking at his portfolio on-line is like popping in a new CD and realizing you know some of the songs already. Like this one:
and this one:
And some that are political in nature, but with a positive message. This one seems to state his main theme: