Following the closing of its “We the People” Kickstarter campaign, Amplifier Foundation announced the empowering artwork would be featured in the New York Post, USA TODAY & the Washington Post on President-Elected Trump’s Inauguration Day, which is taking place today.
As previously reported, Amplifier Foundation teamed up with 2008 President Obama HOPE artwork creator Shepard Fairey, along with Colombian-American muralist Jessica Sabogal, and Los Angeles artist Ernesto Yerena, to launch a Kickstarter campaign for “We the People” artwork. The campaign’s description reads:
“Eight years ago, the artist Shepard Fairey made the iconic image that captured a period of HOPE in America. Today we are in a very different moment, one that requires new images that reject the hate, fear, and open racism that were normalized during the 2016 presidential campaign. So on Inauguration Day, We the People will flood Washington, DC with NEW symbols of hope.”
The campaign raised $1,365,105 from 22,840 backers during its 8-day run on Kickstarter. Amplifier Foundation revealed in a post on Thursday:
The “We the People” artwork has been commissioned by the Amplifier Foundation and the organization stated that some of the greatest activist artists working today, including Shepard, Yerena, and Sabogal, have collaborated with photographers to create a series of images that the organization believes to have captured the shared humanity of our diverse America.The Amplifier Foundation also noted that all its public distributions in Washington, D.C. are now online and it has free artwork at each of those locations and special events.
“Please carry this artwork through the streets, at your protests, hang in your windows and share with your community in public spaces. For those of you not in Washington, DC this weekend, all artwork is available online as free high-resolution downloads, so you can print locally.”
For every donation over $5 that the campaign receives will send a postcard of the art of the backer’s choosing to the incoming President after he takes office.
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