You all remember Shepard Fairey – who made the iconic Hope poster of Barack Obama and in so doing infringed on an Associated Press copyright.
Here’s his new work attacking the National Rifle Association that is being unveiled today:
DCist has more:
Shepard Fairey, the graphic artist who got famous in 2008 for his stylized reproduction of a photo of then-Sen. Barack Obama accompanied by the word “Hope,” will show off his latest political statement at a demonstration today when he debuts a new poster targeting the National Rifle Association.
Fairey released the first version as a reaction to the Newtown shooting and to other mass shootings across the United States last year. “I’m not a big fan of the absurd abundance of guns in the U.S.,” he wrote on his website. “I’m also perplexed by the claim of much of the nation to have ‘Christian values.’ If God tells us to love our neighbor and not to take another human life, where do the assault weapons and piles of ammo fit into these ‘Christian values’? I personally think assault weapons fall more in the ‘Satan’s values’ category.”
Copies of Fairey’s new poster will be distributed today a rally today in downtown D.C. organized by Occupy the NRA, a pro-gun control group. The demonstration, scheduled for noon at McPherson Square, will feature speeches by several gun control advocates and relatives of shooting victims.
Quinton is a native South Carolinian who has lived in Baltimore since 2006. He is a recent convert to the Catholic Church and is active in the Knights of Columbus. He has been involved in the pro-life movement nationally and locally since 2010.
Quinton is a veteran who served as an intelligence analyst in the Army National Guard. He is also an Eagle Scout.