The red, white and blue 'Hope' poster of President Obama from his 2008 campaign has pretty much reached iconic status at this point - so it's no surprise that Shepard Fairey, the artist who created the original image has returned with new posters designed to protest President-Elect Trump on inauguration day tomorrow.
The posters feature three different images printed in the same tri-color style as Obama's 2008 poster - except these posters will feature a Muslim woman, a Latino woman and an African-American woman. Below their portraits are captions that read, "We the people are greater than fear,""We the people defend dignity," and "We the people protect each other."
In an interview with CNN, Fairey explained the need for the images in response to the Trump presidency. "We thought (they) were the three groups that had been maybe criticized by Trump and maybe were going to be most, if not necessarily vulnerable in a literal sense, most feeling that their needs would be neglected in a Trump administration," he said.
Fairey is also working with non-profit the Amplifier Foundation in order to put the posters up all over Washington D.C. on inauguration day tomorrow via a Kickstarter campaign that will fund the printing and distribution of the posters. The campaign has received over $1 million in donations - and when one dollar buys six posters according to the Kickstarter website, well, that's basically a TON of posters. And just so they don't have to stop at the D.C. area only, the posters became available as free downloads starting today - meaning you can even help out with their efforts if you feel so inclined.
"It's really about making sure that people remember that 'we the people' means everyone, it means all the people," Fairey told CNN.