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The Vectorvault Behance Group is really starting to pick up steam and along with it an influx of fantastic illustrations and design. Check out this marvellous art print for Rockaganda added by Chris Honeywell.
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Obama’s Presidential Inaugural Committee unveiled street artist Shepard Fairey’s design commissioned for the official inaugural poster. While Obama’s top volunteers across the country anxiously await their assigned tickets for the swearing-in ceremony, we expect Fairey will be receiving prime seats. Fairey, who came to fame with his Andre the Giant “Obey” posters, papered across the nation, created one of the most iconic symbols of Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign with his lighter “Hope” image.
Publicity guru Yosi Sergant is credited with linking Fairey to the Obama effort. After Fairey printed an initial round of posters and posted the image on his website, it soon went viral. Posters and then limited edition prints soon skyrocketed in price, as collectors were eager to get their hands on the campaign memorabilia. A mixed media collage of the image was snatched up by the Smithsonian, making it the first official image of the president to be inducted into the National Portrait Gallery.
Posters are selling for $100 and 1,000 prints, signed and numbered by the artist, go for $500. All proceeds will be put toward much needed Inaugural funding, as the planned events could cost the city up to $50 million with nearly three million people expected to descend on Washington 20 January 2009.
If you won’t be around for the festivities, you can pick up your print at the Inaugural website.
by Ariston Anderson
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Bonnie Burton from LucasFilm says: “Our very own Starwars.com designer Craig Drake created this AWESOME ’80s-inspired Princess Leia poster!” Snip from the description:
“For the uninitiated (or too young to remember), artist Craig Drake’s “The Princess” artwork is reminiscent of the pervasive style of illustrator Patrick Nagel, whose posters and prints became fixtures of interior design during the 1980s (older fans might remember the artist’s famous cover illustration for Duran Duran’s Rio album from 1982). There’s also a hint of the guitar-strumming vamps of Robert Palmer’s classic ’80s “Addicted to Love” music video.
We asked Drake what inspired him to render Leia, another ’80s icon, in the era’s signature style. “Like a lot of Star Wars fans having grown up in the ’80s, I was exposed to some amazing signature pop culture visuals,” says Drake, who suggests Nagel’s style probably came closest to representing the fashion and oppulence of the ’80s. “Truthfully, his style really annoyed me as a kid, but as time went on I began rediscovering his work — his brilliantly minimalist yet bold vision of beautiful, strong women is what inspired me to illustrate Princess Leia.”
Source: Boing Boing
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