A New Hope

"THE LAST REMNANTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC HAVE BEEN SWEPT AWAY."

In 2008, an artist named Shepard Fairey endorsed his choice for President and created what is unofficially the cornerstone propaganda piece of Obama's first four years. Inspired by the simplicity of the piece, I decided to apply a similar aesthetic to something more worthwhile - Star Wars. Now, no piece of artwork is complete without a dash of irony, and with Shepard's original piece hinging on the prospect of HOPE, I couldn't resist including an eerily foreboding line from A New Hope; a line that inadvertently, but accurately, described the post-election landscape of America.





Marc BurmichComment