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2010-05-17 13:45:00

CHICAGO, May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Renowned contemporary artist Shepard Fairey, widely known for his Barack Obama "HOPE" poster during the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election, has partnered with Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, and The Advertising Council to create an outdoor public service advertisement (PSA) that raises awareness of domestic hunger. Fairey's poster depicts a young girl holding a bowl, alongside the words "HELP FIGHT HUNGER."...

2009-12-14 15:03:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Shepard Fairey will judge an art contest based on graphic "remixes" of his poster DEFEND EQUALITY LOVE UNITES which he produced by commission from FAIR (Freedom Action Inclusion Rights), a grass-roots organization formed to promote equal rights and combat homophobia. The contest launched over two weeks ago on deviantART.com, the largest community of artists ever assembled. The contest, which challenges deviantART members to re-conceive Shepard's...

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2009-02-08 00:50:00

The artist whose iconic portrait of President Barack Obama has made him famous has been busted in Boston for graffiti. Shepard Fairey was arrested Friday night, The Boston Globe reported. Police picked him up just before he was to be the guest DJ at Experiment Night, an event launching an exhibit of his work at the Institute of Contemporary Art. Fairey has boasted of his many arrests, including one during the Democratic National Convention in Denver. He is also involved in a dispute with the...

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2009-02-05 15:10:00

A portrait of a pensive Barack Obama looking upward, as if to the future, splashed in a Warholesque red, white and blue and underlined with the caption HOPE, has turned into an image of controversy. The image was designed by Shepard Fairey, a Los-Angeles based street artist, and it has led to sales of hundreds of thousands of posters and stickers.  The demand of the portrait is so high that copies of it that have been signed by Fairey have been purchased for thousands of dollars on...

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2009-01-11 00:30:00

The National Portrait Gallery in Washington has acquired an image of U.S. President-elect Barack Obama created by an artist with a long police record. Shepard Fairey's portrait of Obama became one of the most common images of the candidate during the 2008 presidential campaign and led to Fairey's being named Icon Maker of the year by Time magazine. The portrait is a mixed-media collage that ended up on T-shirts and hats along with posters and magazine covers, the British newspaper The...

2009-01-08 09:00:00

Adopt-a-Pet.com's ADOPT Campaign launches muttslikeme.com and features a new iconic image created by Shepard Fairey -- modeled on Fairey's Obama "HOPE" poster LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Adopt-a-Pet.com today announced the launch of its ADOPT Campaign with an image developed by Shepard Fairey, the artist widely known for his Barack Obama "HOPE" image. What better advocate could our nation's shelter animals have than artist Shepard Fairey, the man TIME magazine named "Icon...


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mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.