-- POSTER -- I upload this with all respect to ObeyGiant's Shepard Fairey. I think his work is phenomenal and in no way do I feel that this compares to the original work of his "Obama Hope" Poster. It was available for purchase at ObeyGiant's site. Here is the [link]
You can also read about how the Obama Poster rose to fame via this [link]
-- VARIANT -- You can see the alternate poster using Fairey's colours at this [link]
or just go to my gallery and see it next to this one.
-- POLITICAL -- I am registered independent and don't really endorse neither candidate. But you can read below as to why I decided to create this tribute to both McCain and Fairey.
Regardless of what you may think, McCain is indeed an American hero.
His war story is powerful. And now, after seeing the final debate, I have no problem saying that he has my vote. It seems the media hasn't been very fair to the guy and in my opinion, he'll serve as a better president than all the shadyness that seems Obama and his party has. That's about as political as I'm willing to go here on dA.About this piece:
Okay. So I've been working on this for a while now.
How did this start? Well, frankly, I was fedup and tired of all this Obama hype/propaganda, specially from the Art Community. I say hype, because that is what it is. Obama has been painted as some sort of saviour by the majority of artists because it seems that it is the trendy thing to do.
The online community everywhere has been so hateful and hostile to the McCain/Palin ticket that it really just got on my nerves.
I decided to search to see if there were other artists that supported McCain and I was surprised to find nothing. Maybe it was were I looked. I was just wishing someone would do something.
So I thought, "What if instead of the "Obama Hope" poster, it was the "McCain Hero" poster that was created. So I guess I decided to give it a shot. I'm not big on duplicating anyone's style or even Illustrating this extensive on Illustrator. That is the result.
Below are the specs on the job.Tools:
Adobe IllustratorColor Palette: [link]Orig Photo: [link]Size:
24" x 36"
In regards to the original poster by Shepard Fairey. Like I said above, this is more of a tribute to McCain's persona and Fairey's style. I take no credit for the concept and idea, only for its execution.
Frankly, I don't even think mine compares.
The colour scheme was based off McCain/Palin logo available for download at BrandsoftheWorld . com I decided to tweak the dark blue, light blue and creamy yellow so it is a bit different than Fairey's Obama version.
I know I could've tweaked it more, but frankly, I'm tired of working on it. LOL I just wanted to upload it and give McCain supporters a chance to download it. Seems like today was fitting since we just had the final Presidential Debate. If you missed it, you can see it all at the CSPAN page on youtube.This piece is available for free download.
I will also upload an Alternate Piece with the exact "Obama Hope" colour scheme.If you comment, please be prudent. This is not the spot for political debates. Please critique it as an art piece.
Thank you and God Bless America
Angel A. Acevedo / Dj Soundwav
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