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I did this piece a few weeks back for the “truisms- a tribute to jenny holtzer” show @ Space Gallery
After this past weeks elections I am more firmly planted in these assertions.

Below is the text on this piece.
You’re big.
You’re dumb.
You’re white.
You drink beer
and watch the NFL because it mirrors your approach to conflict.
You over-consume and under achieve.
You think you are this nation.
You think you are the heir to this nation.
You have traded our legacy for mitigated fear and complacency.
You distrust intellectuals and aspire to stagnation.
You rent spaces to store things you never needed.
You elect simple men to guide you through a complex world.
You cry to mandate a language you haven’t mastered.
You’re afraid of everything.
You’re angry.
You watch TV
You let men with lapel mics tell you why you’re angry and who you’re angry with.
You fly by, drop bombs and expect to leave freedom and democracy in your wake.
You feed your children crap food, crap information and crap entertainment.
You think you represent all we stand for,
when in fact, your arrogance and ignorance
will be our ultimate failure.
You’re lazy and distracted.
You blame as if blaming is a resolution.
You veil your fascism and xenophobia under the righteous indignation of patriotism.
You’re reactionary.
You feel entitled.
You carry signs and wave flags and pump your fists.
You chant USA like baboons fighting for a female.
You cling to that remaining DNA.
You pull history from it’s context and twist it into some malformed quasi platform.
You preach patriotism and freedom and spend your money on goods made under
totalitarian regimes.
You vote with your dollars.
You abandon your values and ideals in exchange low low prices.
You preach christianity in a manner that ignores it’s very tenets.
You stand as an impedance to progress,
as if you could hold back a world that is moving past you.
You scream and roar like a dinosaur amidst plummeting temperatures.
and if anyone owes anyone an apology
you owe me one.

Design for Obama

Design for Obama. Posters for Change: A Grassroots Anthology was released on Nov. 4th, one year after the election of Barrack Obama. Design Cover
This collection was curated by Spike Lee and Aaron Perry-Zucker. I have 3 pieces in this one. Here’s OneDesign PAGE
Taschen published Design for Obama. Taschen is a class act, they even sent me a nice letter via luftpost and addressed to “Mr. Eddie”. There is some really good design work in the volume. Check it out.

Hope: A Collection of Obama Posters and Prints

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This week Zenith Press Released “Hope: A Collection of Obama Posters and Prints” Edited by Hal Wert with a foreword by Ray Noland. I haven’t actually seen it yet, but I have at least 2 pieces in the collection that I did during the 2008 Campaign. Included in the book are over 170 posters by more than 100 artists. There is some really great Ray Noland stuff along with David Choe, Bask, Billi Kid and tons more. If you’re interested in poster art it’s a must have.
You can get it @ Amazon Here

Or better yet, get up, leave the house and go buy it from your local independent bookseller before they go out of business.

Art for Obama

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The “Art for Obama” Book was released last week and I am honored to be included in it. It’s a really inspiring collection or pieces that were produced for the Manifest Hope shows, edited by Shepard Fairey and Jennifer Gross. There are amazing pieces by Shepard, Ron English, David Choe, and among some of my favs, are pieces by Stenzskull, Thomas Brodahl, Michael Murphy,and Tes one.
Below is a shot of the piece that’s included in the book p.138 in the gallery in D.C.
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This is my favorite pic, with organizer Yosi Sergant
Yosi Manifest D.C.
The Obama campaign was an amazing thing to be a part of and I think this book captures that sense.
Cheers