Monday, October 27, 2008

Variations on a Theme

My favorite Andre the Giant variation is still the "Andy van Dam has a posse" design that made it onto Onyxes at SIGGRAPH '94-- wish I'd taken pictures. It's been thrilling to watch Shepard Fairey's "Hope" poster become the iconic print image of this campaign, with "Hope" variations/sendups/ripoffs/etc. flowing from artists everywhere since it popped in January. The sweet story came full circle today when Fairey posted how excited he was to see Mad Magazine render Alfred E. Neuman in a "HOPELESS" homage. Rene Wanner assembled 84 variations, the bulk of them rude rather than clever, all linked to more info. My favorites (after Alfred E. Neuman) are Winnie and Luke. (via boingboing)

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