Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Upper Playground x Burlesque Design X Obama limited print
Graphic design and screenprinting studio, Burlesque Design of North America, are the latest artists to partner with Upper Playground to produce a Barack Obama print. The Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Burlesque Design have gained international recognition as one of the premier printing and design studios for various music, poster, and tee-shirt projects. Burlesque has also been responsible for printing the entire series of Upper Playground collaborative art posters to support Obama’s campaign.
Burlesque Design’s Barack Obama poster is part of an ongoing series from Upper Playground of artist collaborations in support of Barack Obama's presidential campaign. The poster features an excerpt from Barack Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention this past summer. Upper Playground has endorsed Obama's campaign by creating posters featuring artwork from Justin Bua, David Choe, Grotesk, The Date Farmers, Munk One, Ron English, Alex Pardee, Morning Breath, Mac, Sam Flores and Mear One, in addition to printing T-shirts with Shepard Fairey's Obama graphics to help support the campaign.
There are 200 prints made that are signed and numbered by Wes Winship of Burlesque Design of North America, and retail for $200. The limited-edition 18" x 24" print is now available exclusively online. Please note: prints will not ship until October 20, 2008.
All proceeds from the sales of the poster will go directly to creating more campaign t-shirts, posters, and stickers by other artists in support of Obama's bid for President. Stay tuned to a new Upper Playground project in support of Barack Obama to be announced later this month.