Daily Dose Pick: Art for Obama


Edited by Shepard Fairey and Jennifer Gross, the lavishly illustrated Art for Obama is more than just another coffee-table tome.

In the new book, Gross and Fairey — whose own iconic “Hope” poster ignited the art community’s involvement in the Obama campaign — detail the evolution of the Manifest Hope galleries at the DNC Convention in Denver and DC inaugural. The images range from portraiture to symbolic abstractions, representing the 150-plus artist/activists who joined forces to spread the word.

Read our new interview with Fairey, view a talk with curator Yosi Sergant at the DC show, watch the Denver exhibition take shape, buy

the book, and support the project’s charity partner.

Update: We’re giving away five copies of the book to lucky Flavorpill readers. Leave a comment below with the name of your favorite Art for Obama contributor for a chance to enter.

David Choe

Ron English (who we interviewed here)

Lisa Anne Auerbach

Deroy Peraza

Shepard Fairey

Kwaku Alston

Andrew Bannecker

Michael Cuffe

Authors’ proceeds will be donated to benefit the Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. With more than 45 years of service, it is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.