To further support Democratic candidate Barack Obama’s presidential bid, The 008, Shepard Fairey and Upper Playground have partnered to create t-shirts of Fairey’s widely circulated Obama campaign poster. In the past month, Shepard Fairey announced his endorsement of Barack Obama by creating a limited run of posters, adorned with a portrait of the Senator that have become instant collectibles along with the words “Hope” and “Progress” that have become defining slogans of the campaign.

On February 25th, 1,000 t-shirts and over 10,000 posters were sent to Obama supporters in Ohio and Texas to promote Obama’s bid in this pivotal primary. Shepard Fairey and Upper Playground are now offering the same t-shirts being distributed throughout Texas for purchase at Upper Playground stores and through UpperPlayground.com. All proceeds from the sales of the 008/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.

Thank you to Yosi Sargent of Evolutionary Media Group

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