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Obama Banner Goes up Next to Spaceland
Despite Barack Obama being done with visiting Los Angeles during his campaign, activist art is popping up all around town--from today's Shepard Fairey installation at TenOverSix to a recent mural in South LA. Last weekend, a large poster banner was installed on a wall of Smog Design at 1725 Silverlake Blvd. next to Spaceland (you can see it when driving northbound on the left side).
If you don't know graphic designer and illustrator Amy Martin (nice interview here), she was one of the LA Times employees laid off earlier this summer. She then offered to redesign the resumes of all the other laid off employees and is the artist behind the 826 posters seen around town. Grassroots activist and the man behind Shepard Fairey's Obama poster, Yosi Sergant, asked her to design the third installation in his art poster "HOPE" project (The Mac made the first one). So here it is, big and loud on in Silver Lake. Additionally, he's printing up 30,000 of the posters that will be sent to swing states.