Shepard Fairey admits to stealing AP photo.
It makes you wonder what the AP has, to make this admission by HOPE-and-paste ripoff artist Shepard Fairey look like the preferable option: In a strange twist to an already complicated legal situation, artist Shepard Fairey admitted today to legal wrongdoing in his ongoing battle with the Associated Press. Fairey said in a statement issued late Friday that he knowingly submitted false images and deleted | Read More »
I believe that the technical term for this is ‘tagging.’
My congratulations to the Left: you’ve given the Right a taste for guerrilla art. That’s on the specially-treated against graffiti wall of Shepard Fairey, who is of course best known for ripping off an AP photo to create the most iconic political image of 2008 – and the most ironic one of 2009 (not to mention, one of the most parodied). For extra humor, Fairey | Read More »
Enjoy breaking the law, defacing property and propaganda? You’re USA Network “Character Approved!”
The USA Television Network recently unveiled their Character Approved Awards to, as they say, “honor these new titans of culture by highlighting their lives, their work, and their influence. These are the Characters you look up to, the Characters you want to be, and the Characters you need to know.” In particular, there were specific criteria the USA Network used to find their “Characters:” * | Read More »
It’s Illegal Without Permission, Shepard
Moe told us the other day that Shepard Fairey, the guy who created the Obama HOPE poster, is a bigger plagiarizer than Frank Abignale. The AP has decided to go great guns and enforce their copyright on the original photo. Will it go anywhere, who knows; the judge is probly one of the 37 hosting his very own Obama house party as we speak. This | Read More »
Rooting for Injuries Watch: The AP vs. that annoying trace artist guy.
You know: Shepard Fairey, who took time out from cosplaying a graphic artist for Minitruth and plagiarizing everything that moved to trace out the iconic image of our new President. Oh, well, it’s America, so it’s not like we really know what to do with irony, anyway. Might as well just shoot in the head and leave it dead in a ditch somewhere; seems more | Read More »