These are just some bullet points (my new favorite thing) from Shepard Fairey’s extensive blog post
- I am fighting the AP to protect the rights of all artists, especially those with a desire to make art with social commentary.
- the photograph is just a starting point.Â The illustration transforms itÂ aesthetically in its stylization and idealization, and the poster has an altogether different purpose than the photograph does.
- I did not create the Obama poster for financial gain. The poster was created to promote Obama for president, and the revenue from poster sales was re-invested in more posters, flyers, stickers, etc..