Tag: Shepard Fairey

  • More on the “Socialist Joker” Poster

    This controversy is moving more quickly than I can keep up, unfortunately. 1.¬†khateeb88 has taken down the original image. This follows the revelation that he is a Chicago engineering student whose primary frustrations with Obama began when he picked Rahm Emmanuel as chief of staff, who Khateeb believes to be pro-Israeli and thus evidence that…

  • Art, Design, Iconoclasm, and Politics: The Obama “Socialist Joker” Poster

    Let me start by saying that this poster makes me mad. I hate the way ‘socialism’ has been turned into an epithet, and I hate the way that epithet gets used against a fairly market-oriented politician like President Obama to keep him from straying too far into egalitarian policies. Also, I see this image of…