“We The People” Campaign

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Early 2017 brought with it the ‘We The People’ campaign featuring three iconic posters created by Shepard Fairey (Obey Giant) in response to Donald Trump’s election victory & for the worldwide Womens March protests on 21 January 2017.

True political art, protest art, made specifically for the anti Trump campaign.

 

I had my set mailed out from the USA via The Amplifier Foundation.

 

 

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Here I am, recently, with wallpaper glue, cloths, rollers and stuff mounting the posters on 7 ml thick plywood boards to which I attached eyelet hooks and a bit of wire for hangers.

 

 

Nothing fancy.  I just wanted them on boards to hang.  I attached a piece of beading to the back of the board for more depth for the eyelet thread.  It might have protruded through the poster otherwise.  Couldn’t have that.

 

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Have you ever wondered who are the women featured in each poster?

 

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Rendered on high quality paper in bold colours of blue, red and white, they’re noticeable at 60cm x 90cm ( 2’ × 3’) just as I wanted.

 

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Indeed the woman in this iconic poster, Munira Ahmed, was at The Women’s March.

Munira Ahmed had a photo taken of her covered in an American flag hijab back in 2007. Now, a decade later, the image has become a symbol of the Women’s Marches that took place across the globe. Ahmed, a 32-year-old New Yorker and Muslim-American who has worked in digital media, told Mashable in a phone interview Monday it has been a “surreal” but “humbling” experience becoming one of the red-white-and-blue faces of Shepard Fairey’s inauguration posters. The artist who created the iconic “Hope” poster for Barack Obama’s campaign released a series of posters in time . . . .  Munira Ahmed, was at the Women’s March.

 

 

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Want to be an Education Amplifier?

 

Each poster says something different about who we are as people:

 

WE THE PEOPLE:

Are Greater than Fear

 

WE THE PEOPLE:

Defend Dignity

 

WE THE PEOPLE:

Protect Each Other

 

 

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