Obama Campaign Organizer Admires Shepard Fairey

The Amherst Democratic Town Committee hosted a talk with David Cohen, an Obama campaign organizer, at the Bangs Community Center last night.

Street art  by Purple at UMass Amherst.

Street art by "Purple" at UMass Amherst.

Most questions regarded organizing rather than technology and unique means of targeting voters. Following the talk, I asked Cohen about the Obama campaign poster, which was originally designed by street artist Shepard Fairey.

Cohen said Fairey based the image off a couple of photographs.

The campaign is not liable in any way for the image Fairey produced, which was based on an Associated Press photo. The image is licensed to Fairey.

Cohen said “the image certainly had an impact” on him.

The Twitter feed for the event: http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23umassfox.

Fairey’s Obama image discussed on the Colbert Report.

Here is a recent article from the New Yorker.

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