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Collagist, graphic designer, and blue chip artist Barbara Kruger has designed a cover for New York Magazine. It features her trademark sans serif font overlayed on a close picture of Trump’s tensed face. Kruger started her career as a magazine designer and its good to see her return to her roots for the purpose of Trump protest art.
American graphic artist Shepard Fairey, who is responsible for what is the most recognizable image from the 2008 election cycle, has produced a new work labeling Donald Trump for what he is – a demogogue. The anti-Trump poster appears to use similar materials to the iconic Hope poster. In a move that Fairey told CNN is inspired by Orwell’s 1984, the work focuses on his mouth, the tool for Trump’s demagoguery. Developed in collaboration with the band Franz Ferdinand which has a song by the same name, the bold work is signature Fairey.
I’ve been a big fan of the band #FranzFerdinand since they first hit the scene in 2003. I met the Franz guys at a gig in L.A. a few years ago and mentioned I’d be excited to collaborate if the opportunity should arise. That moment has arrived, and it coincides with a mutual desire to block a certain demagogue from ever arriving at the White House. I’m incredibly proud that Alex reached out to me to collaborate on an image for possibly the bands’ first overtly political song “Demagogue.” I listened to the song and considered my thoughts about #Trump as a sociopath and a destructive force in politics and society. Listen to the song (link in bio), look at the art, and search your own conscience for where you stand on the politics of fear and division versus the politics of hope and inclusion. If you feel as I do, that Trump is terrible for America and the rest of the world, vote and speak your mind. Every act of moral courage makes a difference. Thanks for caring! – Shepard 18 inches x 24 inches #ScreenPrint on cream Speckle Tone paper. Signed by #ShepardFairey. Numbered edition of 500. $60. Available Tuesday, 10/18/16 at 10am PST on ObeyGiant.com in PRINTS. This song and print are released in conjunction with @30days30songs. Proceeds will benefit the @populardemocracy and their efforts towards Universal Voting Rights.
Political sculptor and graphic designer Fernando Sosa has created butt-plug sized versions of Trump. The artist, based in Orlando Florida, fabricated the pieces using a 3-D printer. While this isn’t the first time he’s developed butt-plug versions of political leaders, the medium seems especially appropriate for Trump. In his artist’s statement, Sosa seems especially animated by Trump’s comments on immigration and has made the work widely available. “I like the mental picture of his face going into people’s asses” Sosa told the Huffington Post.
New York artist Deborah Kass has created an update of Andy Warhol’s anti-Richard Nixon poster. The work uses the same combination of orange, blue, and yellow as the Warhol original. Warhol is an especially appropriate subject to mimic as he has appropriated so many images himself.
Thrilled to announce "Vote Hillary" my official fundraising screen print for HRC campaign. Based on Warhol's "Vote McGovern" 1972 @hillaryclinton @madampresident @hillary2016 @brandxeditions @kasmingallery @VoteHillary @andywarholmuseum @andywarholfoundationofthevisualarts @whitneymuseum @metropolitanmuseum #imWithHer #sargentsdaughters
British-based street artist Pegasus has imagined Trump in full Nazi attire. Stenciled in black and white and painted on a Bristol pub, across Trump’s body is the reminder that “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it”.
According to the Huffington Post, the work earned Pegasus death threats.
Canadian artist and illustrator Maxim Verehin has created a stunningly detailed portrait of Trump, depicted as as a wizened old man. The careful shading, produced through a digital rendering, has the effect of actually making him look more authentic than he does in his overproduced public appearances.
Santa Monica-based graphic designer and printmaker Kevin Bradley has produced a series of political posters styled as Depression era circus advertisements. The series isn’t specifically anti-Trump, as there is a Hillary poster too, but the format does seem particularly appropriate for Trump’s candidacy.