Early 2017 brought with it We The People, three iconic posters created by Shepard Fairey (Obey Giant) in response to Donald Trump’s election victory and 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.
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 the 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.
Have you ever wondered who are the women featured in each poster?
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.
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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The posters say:
WE THE PEOPLE
Are Greater than Fear
Protect Each Other