THE 008, SHEPARD FAIREY PARTNERS WITH UPPER PLAYGROUND TO SUPPORT BARACK OBAMASAN FRANCISCO, February 25, 2008 â€“ In an ongoing effort to secure Democratic hopeful Barack Obama’s presidential bid, The 008, Shepard Fairey and Upper Playground are working together to create t-shirts of Faireyâ€™s popular Obama campaign posters to be distributed throughout Texas prior to the primary on March 4, 2008. In the past month, Fairey announced his endorsement of Obama by creating a limited run of posters adorned with a portrait of the Senator along with the words â€œHopeâ€ and â€œProgressâ€ that have become defining slogans of his campaign.Shepard Fairey and Upper Playground will be offering the t-shirts for purchase at Upper Playground stores and online through www.UpperPlayground.com. The t-shirts are available in both a â€œHopeâ€ and â€œProgressâ€ edition and they each retail for $25. All proceeds from the sales of the Shepard Fairey/Upper Playground collaborative Obama t-shirt will go directly to creating more campaign t-shirts, posters, and stickers by other artists in support of Obama’s bid for President
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